Ford’s all-electric E-Transit has made its European debut at the CV Show in Birmingham, ahead of its arrival to dealerships in 2022.
With a class-leading battery size, mileage range, motor power and unique exportable power feature, the all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van aims to offer unmatched performance and an enhanced level of standard equipment.
Ford E-Transit specification
Ford will offer the E-Transit in two trim levels – Base and Trend – across a comprehensive range of 25 variants including van, double-cab-in-van and chassis cab body styles with multiple lengths and roof heights. Payloads up to 1,758kg will be available on the van model, and Gross Vehicle Mass from 3.5 to 4.25 tonnes is offered.
Base is equipped with standard features including the commercial vehicle debut of Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment with 12-inch touchscreen display, keyless start, electronic air conditioning, heated seats, quickclear windscreen and heated mirrors. Always-on connectivity with a FordPass Connect modem, a lifetime subscription to FordPass Pro or Ford Telematics Essentials, access to FordPass charging network for a year, and a one year subscription to Ford Telematics for fleet customers is also offered.
Trend adds to this with valuable extra features such as Ford Connected navigation, cruise control, pre‑collision assist with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist with departure warning, and front and rear parking distance sensors. These additional features aim to increase productivity and reduce operating costs.
Ford E-Transit tech
The aforementioned SYNC 4 infotainment system will offer drivers a variety of assistance features.
An Intelligent Range feature helps to minimise range anxiety by taking account of real-time data on driving style, weather and road conditions, while cloud-connected navigation can plan the most efficient route and update drivers on charging, traffic, live parking availability, as well as find nearby charging stations.
Key new driver assistance systems that help minimise repair costs include Reverse Brake Assist: this uses a camera and sensors to detect pedestrians, cyclists and static obstacles when reversing and can deliver a warning before automatically stopping the vehicle if the driver does not react.
Drivers also benefit from a new 360* camera which gives a birds-eye view of the E‑Transit’s surroundings on the 12‑inch dashboard screen to help avoid obstacles when manoeuvring in tight spaces with a limited view.
Ford E-Transit electric range and charge times
The Ford E-Transit will offer a 68kWh usable battery capacity as standard, providing a driving range of up to 196 miles and delivering 430Nm of torque (with a choice of 135kW or 198kW maximum output).
The E-Transit can charge from 15-to-80 percent in 34 minutes from a 115kW DC fast charger. An overnight full charge from a standard 230-volt AC supply takes eight hours.
For maximum on-site productivity, operators can also specify the ProPower Onboard feature: this exportable power source delivers up to 2.3kW from standard plug sockets in the cab and load area, to power tools, lights, laptops and conversions such as refrigeration units.
Ford E-Transit pricing and availability
Aiming to provide a class-leading combination of capability, low cost of ownership and productivity-boosting connected services, pricing starts from £42,695 (excluding VAT) when the E-Transit becomes available to order in October.