- Ford E-Transit – an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van – featuring next-level connected vehicle technology and services with the signature Transit capability, conversions and dealer support fleet owners depend on
- Standard FordPass Connect modem delivers connectivity to help commercial vehicle customers optimise fleet efficiency, including easily finding and paying for charging on-the-go; over-the-air updates will upgrade nav and other features
- Pro Power Onboard turns E-Transit into a mobile power source with up to 2.3 kW to help customers use tools and recharge equipment at jobsites – an industry first for light commercial vehicles in Europe
- E-Transit targets an estimated WLTP driving range of up to 317 km (196 miles) – roughly three times the distance the average EU fleet driver covers daily
- Lower maintenance expenses help deliver estimated 40 per cent saving in service cost of ownership versus diesel models; E-Transit offers best-in-class, one-year, unlimited mileage service intervals
- E-Transit offers European customers a generous choice of body, length, roof height and Gross Vehicle Mass options, giving 25 possible variants. Maximum gross payload is up to 1,758 kg for the van and up to 2,090 kg for the chassis cab models. E-Transit is ready to work, arriving spring 2022
Range, charging solutions tailored for business
With a usable battery capacity of 68 kWh, E-Transit offers an estimated driving range of up to 317 km (196 miles) on the combined WLTP cycle, 1 providing enough range to meet daily requirements, but with sufficient additional capacity to account for variations in vehicle load and weather conditions.
This makes E-Transit ideal for urban environments, fixed drive routes and deliveries within geofenced zero-emission driving zones, without requiring fleet owners to pay for excess battery capacity they don’t need.
E-Transit’s drive modes are tailored to its electric powertrain. A special Eco Mode aims to provide up to an 8-10 per cent improvement in energy usage if E-Transit is driven unladen with spirited acceleration or at highway speeds, according to Ford data. Eco Mode limits top speed, regulates acceleration and optimises climate control to help maximise the available driving range.
The vehicle also supports Scheduled Pre-Conditioning, enabling the climate control system to be programmed to adjust the cabin to the preferred temperature while the vehicle is still on charge, ensuring that the maximum driving range is available.
E-Transit not only helps companies operate more sustainably, it offers clear business advantages. E-Transit can reduce service cost of ownership by approximately 40 per cent compared with internal combustion engine-equipped models, as a result of lower maintenance expenses. 2
In Europe, customers will benefit from a best-in-class, one-year, unlimited mileage service offering that sits alongside the eight-year, 160,000 km warranty package for the battery and high-voltage electric components. 3
“Our clear mission to make our customers’ businesses thrive has helped to make Ford the leading commercial vehicle brand in Europe,” said Hans Schep, general manager commercial vehicles, Ford of Europe. “Electrification brings new ways for customers to manage their businesses and fleets more efficiently. With E-Transit this is delivered with more than 55 years of Transit expertise, a network of expert dealers and converters, and an ecosystem of digital tools that will help translate the potential of electrification into a business reality – all that, and the benefits of zero-emission transportation.”
Ford also will offer a variety of charging solutions to fit fleet and driver needs, whether at home, at a place of business or on the road. E-Transit features both AC charging and DC fast-charging. The vehicle’s 11.3 kW on-board charger is capable of delivering a 100 per cent charge in up to 8.2 hours. 4 Charging with up to 115 kW using a high-power DC fast-charger, E‑Transit can top-up the battery from 15 per cent to 80 per cent in around 34 minutes. 4
More power, connectivity on the go
E-Transit features optional Pro Power Onboard, which enables European customers to transform the vehicle into a mobile power source, providing up to 2.3 kW for powering tools and equipment on the jobsite and on the go. This is an industry first for light commercial vehicles in Europe.
The standard FordPass Connect modem 5 delivers seamless connectivity to help commercial vehicle customers manage and optimise fleet efficiency, with a range of dedicated electric vehicle services available through the Ford Telematics fleet solution.
E-Transit also brings SYNC 4 communications and entertainment technology 6 to commercial vehicles, featuring a standard easy-to-use 12-inch touchscreen, plus enhanced voice recognition and available cloud-enhanced navigation. With SYNC over-the-air updates, E‑Transit’s software and SYNC technology will benefit from the latest new features and quality enhancements.
On the road with navigation enabled, fleet operators can benefit from advanced driver assistance technologies including Traffic Sign Recognition 7 and Intelligent Speed Assist, 7 which together identify speed restrictions and allow fleet managers to set vehicle speed limits.
Additionally, E-Transit features an array of available technologies designed to help fleet customers reduce driver-based insurance claims. These include Pre-Collision Assist, 7 Blind Spot Information System 7 with Lane Change Warning & Aid 7 and a 360-degree camera with Reverse Brake Assist. 7 Along with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, 7 these features can help maintain fleet safety standards and reduce the risk of accidents.
Delivered with the capability Transit customers love
Designed with uncompromised cargo volume capacity, E-Transit’s battery is located underneath the body, providing up to 15.1 cubic meters of cargo space, 8 the same as a rear-wheel drive diesel Transit.
Ford engineers redesigned E-Transit’s driveline and rear suspension system to optimise cargo space, creating a heavy-duty semi-trailing arm suspension system that enables better steering precision and more confident handling, plus better traction in both laden and unladen conditions.
E-Transit for customers in Europe maximum gross payload is up to 1,758 kg for the van and up to 2,090 kg for the chassis cab models. 8 The vehicle’s electric motor has a peak output of 198 kW (269 PS) and 430 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful motor of any fully electric cargo van sold in Europe. The rear-wheel drive layout ensures outstanding traction when the vehicle is heavily laden.
In Europe, Ford will offer a generous choice of 25 E-Transit configurations, with van, double-cab-in-van and chassis cab body styles, multiple length and roof-height options, and a range of gross vehicle mass options up to 4.25 tonnes, to support a wide variety of customer needs.
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1 Officially homologated energy efficiency figures will be published closer to on-sale date. Targeted range and charge time based on manufacturer tested values and calculation according to the WLTP drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviours, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health.
The declared fuel/energy consumptions, CO2-emissions and electric range are determined according to the technical requirements and specifications of the European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EU) 2017/1151 as last amended. Light Duty Vehicle type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) will have fuel/energy consumption and CO2-emission information for New European Drive Cycle (NEDC) and WLTP. WLTP will fully replace the NEDC latest by the end of the year 2020. The applied standard test procedures enable comparison between different vehicle types and different manufacturers. During NEDC phase-out, WLTP fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are being correlated back to NEDC. There will be some variance to the previous fuel economy and emissions as some elements of the tests have altered, so the same car might have different fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
2 Based on a 3-year or 180,000 km period. Comparing scheduled and non-scheduled maintenance items for a battery electric vs. a similar diesel-powered van
3 See your dealer for limited-warranty details.
4 The charging rate decreases as battery reaches full capacity. Your results may vary based on peak charging times and battery state of charge.
5 Features may require activation.
6 Don’t drive while distracted or while using handheld devices. Use voice-operated systems when possible. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones.
7 Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. Not all features are available on chassis cab variants.
8 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and weight distribution.