New Ford E-Transit Custom EV Electric Vehicle
What is the range of the new Ford E-Transit Custom?
When can I buy a new Ford E-Transit Custom?
The new E-Transit Custom is the second of five all-electric commercial vehicles that Ford are hoping to launch in Europe by 2024.
How much will the new Ford E-Transit Custom be?
Prices for the new Ford E-Transit Custom have not yet been made official, but the larger E-Transit costs from £42,695 (excluding VAT), so we would expect the E-Transit Custom to start at around £38,000 exc VAT.
As part of an agreement between VW and Ford, it will be built alongside an electric version of the next-generation Volkswagen Transporter. The two firms will see Volkswagen commercial vehicles use Ford underpinnings and VW gives Ford access to VW's MEB platform for passenger EV's.
The new Ford Transit Custom takes a distinctly different design approach to the existing, combustion-powered Ford Transit Custom, which last year outsold the UK's best selling car, the Vauxhall Corsa, by a comfortable margin of 25%!! Nearly 54,000 Ford Transit Customs were sold in 2021!!
A completely new front-end look brings the E-Transit Custom into line with the latest designed Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus and Ford Tourneo Connect. A notable hexagonal 'grille' panel, flanked by slim, angular LED lights and topped by a wraparound daytime-running lights, while the integrated charging point on the front right-hand side.
Ford has yet to reveal the interior, so we are hoping there is not too much change in the seat design area, but they say the battery will be capable of DC fast-charging and the powertrain will allow for full towing capability! They say the van has been designed to help businesses across the region to effortlessly make the change to electrified vehicles.
It hasn't yet been confirmed whether the Custom will have the same 68kWh battery as the E-Transit – which charges at speeds of up to 115kW – but it is likely to be sold with the same choice of 181bhp or 265bhp motors - both sited on the rear axle and both producing 318lb ft, which should get the E-Transit Custom from 0-62mph in under 7.0sec and reach a top speed of roughly 85mph.
Offered with a large 12.0in touchscreen running Ford's latest Sync 4 infotainment system, three driving modes and variable regenerative braking. It also features a 2.3kW vehicle-to-load power supply to enable on-site operation of tools or other external appliances which is a great addition for the Tradies.
Further details are to released in September of the new E-Transit Custom, but taking the price gap between the combustion and electric Transit models as a guide, we would expect it to start around £40,000.
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