Ford has unveiled the E-Transit Custom, the all-electric version of Europe's best-selling van, and it promises to be a game-changer for small businesses. The Ford E-Transit Custom electric van combines advanced electric vehicle technology with Ford Pro's digital ecosystem of software and services to help customers reduce the cost of ownership, work more effectively, and simplify the transition to electric vehicles.
The Ford E-Transit Custom is designed from the ground up to deliver new levels of productivity to customers in the one-tonne van segment. It offers innovative customer experiences based on cloud connectivity and digital technologies, such as Ford Power-Up over-the-air updates, that can all evolve during the vehicle's life. It also features a ground-breaking bidirectional charging system that can power electrical tools and other devices at up to 2.3 kW.
The E-Transit Custom electric van has a next-generation electric powertrain that delivers a targeted range of up to 380 km (236 miles) on a single charge, according to the WLTP driving cycle. It also supports fast charging at up to 125 kW, taking 41 minutes to go from 15 to 80 percent. The battery pack has a usable capacity of 74 kWh and uses pouch cells also found in the Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford's electric pickup truck.
The Ford E-Transit Custom is available in two power outputs: 135 horsepower (100 kilowatts) and 217 horsepower (160 kilowatts). In both configurations, the torque is 415 Newton meters (306 pound-feet). The E-Transit Custom can handle a maximum payload capacity of 1,100 kilograms (2,425 pounds) and a towing capacity of 2,000 kg (4,409 lbs), similar to the diesel version.
The E-Transit Custom also benefits from a new independent rear suspension, a lower vehicle floor, and a drag coefficient improved by 10 percent compared to the Transit Custom. It is offered with two wheelbases and two roof heights, as well as a single or double cab and a wagon option. The panel van provides a maximum load volume between 5.8 to 9 cubic meters and a load compartment length of 3.45 meters. The sliding door has the widest opening in the segment after rearranging the B- and C-pillars.