The vehicle, the first examples of which recently rolled out off the assembly line of a factory in Kocaeli, Turkey for European customers, is designed to serve a wide range of customer use-cases. It comes with a 68kWh usable battery capacity, which provides a range of up to 197 miles WLTP.
“True Transit capability is delivered by the powerful motor offering 430 Nm of torque and a choice of 135kW or 198kW maximum outputs,” the company said. “Payload is up to 1,758kg on the van model, and the comprehensive range totals 25 variants of van, double-cab-in-van and chassis cab body styles with multiple lengths and roof heights, as well as GVMs from 3.5 to 4.25 tonnes.”
The E-Transit also features Ford’s unique ProPower Onboard feature that delivers up to 2.3Kw in the cab and load area to power conversions and equipment. The new vehicle spearheads the European introduction of Ford Pro – the manufacturer’s new worldwide sales and servicing business.
“With pricing designed to remove any barrier to entry, E‑Transit is a truly compelling proposition for European businesses,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe.
The new all-electric commercial van comes with Euro NCAP-commended intelligent driver assistance and safety systems. The E-Transit is offered in two series, Leader and Trend. The Base series includes Electronic Air Temperature Control, Keyless Start, heated seats, Quickclear windscreen and heated power mirrors.
The Trend series adds the Ford Connected Navigation System, which can plan the most efficient route and update drivers on charging, traffic, live parking availability, as well as Intelligent Range to display a more accurate distance-to-empty, the company said. The 360-degree camera gives drivers a birds-eye view of E‑Transit’s surroundings on the 12‑inch dashboard screen to help avoid obstacles when manoeuvring in tight spaces with a limited view.
Ford Pro estimates that “service maintenance and repair cost of ownership will be 40 per cent lower than equivalent diesel-powered models”.
Following the introduction of E-Transit, Ford’s Transit family will include a further four new electric models – the all‑new Transit Custom one-tonne van and Tourneo Custom multi-purpose vehicle in 2023, and the smaller, next generation Transit Courier van and Tourneo Courier multi-purpose vehicle in 2024, it said.