Europe's best-selling van is also available as a fully electric model from Ford Pro. Ford's electric van isn't simply the company's next big step; it's also meant to spur the commercial sector's eventual move to all-electric vans.
Future buyers of the electric E-Transit Custom should expect good things. A regular van needs to be upgraded to an electric one, and the obvious and safe solution is an electric van with a range of up to 380 km and a 125 kW DC fast charger.
The new Ford E-Transit Custom electric van has a class-leading towing capability of up to 2,000 kg, a payload of up to 1,100 kg, and a 100 mm lower loading height that ensures even more straightforward access to the van. The independent rear suspension and strong engine take the customer's driving experience to a whole new level.
New digital solutions and features are available in the updated version of E-Transit Custom, all to make the clients' workdays more efficient. With a 5G connection, the inside of the van can be quickly turned into a mobile office, complete with a table in the shape of the steering wheel that is good for laptops.
Besides the advantages brought about by the electric drivetrain, Ford Pro is also to the buyer's benefit. All the services a customer could need are gathered in one convenient location. As a result of Ford Pro's assistance with maintenance, charging, fleet management, software, and finance, businesses are freed up to focus on what they do best. This allows each van customer to get the most out of their vehicle.
The new Ford E-Transit Custom electric van is tailored to the needs of smaller enterprises whose routes are more erratic than those of larger fleets with a fixed depot. The van's electric powertrain and range will prove that it is a reliable option that can satisfy the needs of businesses, and it was built with those clients in mind.
As was previously reported, the E-Transit Custom's 400 volts (74 kWh) battery is larger than the battery in the E-Transit and provides a range of up to 380 km. This battery is also used in the Ford F-150 Lightning. Two different engines are available to customers, each producing either 135 hp (100 kW) or 217 hp (160 kW) and a class-leading 415 Nm of torque.
Like the 2023 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric car, the Ford E-Transit Custom electric van is driven with the push of a button. As the van will stop on its own if the driver takes their foot off the accelerator, this feature allows customers to drive with only one foot. Because of this, stopping is unnecessary. In this case, the one-pedal drive system ensures that the vehicle automatically gathers energy from braking and turns it back into power.
As an example, Ford Pro Charging guides customers through the electric vehicle transition by letting them take care of their charging schedules and find the most convenient times to plug in their vehicles. For instance, when is the best time of day to charge your van? Charging stations in public spaces or at home may be the most convenient alternative for small businesses, whereas depot charging is usually available to customers with bigger fleets. Ford's experts are available to provide guidance and help customers select the charging system that is best for their business.
The E-Transit Custom is the world's first fully electric vehicle to feature steam heat pumps, which can be used to regulate the inside temperature. This device is standard on all models and provides increased energy efficiency while minimally impacting the driving range. In addition, the interior can be preheated or cooled before the workday begins and the automobile has to hit the road.
The method of charging the electric van is open to the individual consumer. For example, the 125 kW DC fast charger can charge a car from 15 to 80 percent in 41 minutes. According to Ford's testing, a rapid charge of only five minutes can increase the range by 38 kilometers.
Customers of the Ford E-Transit Custom electric van can save time and money by not having to take their van into the service center as often now that it is possible to update the van's software wirelessly, thanks to Ford Power-Up. The updates can be installed in just a few minutes (maybe at night to cause minor trouble for customers). They improve the vehicle's performance, update existing features, and add brand-new ones, just like the Ford E-Transit electric van.
Many businesses see their vans as more than just a mode of transportation. The van's cabin doubles as a makeshift office and storage space for things like tools and equipment. The steering wheel of the new Ford E-Transit Custom electric van can be changed so that it can be used as a comfortable desk or table for eating or working on the go.
Customers who, for instance, keep tools in the car may find the SecuriAlert feature of FordPass Pro an invaluable additional layer of protection. If someone tries to break into your automobile and is unsuccessful, you will be told here. Customers can unlock the van for other people, even if they aren't already in front of it. When the release date gets closer, more information about the security measures will be given.
The new Ford E-Transit Custom's roomy cabin and high-tech interior are designed to please passengers. Each van's new 5G modem also allows for communication with Ford Pro services and the incorporation of Ford's state-of-the-art SYNC 4 infotainment system, shown on each vehicle's 13-inch touchscreen.
Ford Otosan, a Ford subsidiary, handles the production of the Ford E-Transit Custom electric van. The new factory in Turkey is scheduled to begin production in the fall of 2023.