Ford E-Transit Custom revealed with 236-mile range

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The all-electric version of the one-ton transporter offers “exportable” power for tools and a class-leading range

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Ford says the E-Transit Custom will set a new benchmark in the one-ton van segment, with a projected range of 236 miles and a host of features designed specifically for business and fleet users.

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The range has yet to be finalized, but if Ford lives up to its ambitions, the e-Transit Custom will sit comfortably ahead of rivals like the Citroen e-Dispatch and Peugeot e-Expert, which have a maximum range of around 205 miles.

Ford hasn’t confirmed any battery or motor details, but the E-Transit Custom could use the same 68kWh battery as the E-Transit and be sold with the same 181hp or 265hp motors found in the larger van Tobe offered. Ford has confirmed the van will feature high-speed DC charging.

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New features, developed after discussions with customers, include ProPower Onboard technology, which allows drivers to power tools, lights and other devices from the vehicle’s battery.

Visually, the E-Transit Custom is similar to the current Transit Custom, but with a bolder, shaded honeycomb grille and angular LED lighting.

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Full details of the new model will be announced in September before production and sales begin in early 2023.

Hans Schep, General Manager, Ford Pro, Europe, commented, “This is a game changer for commercial vehicle operators in Europe and another extremely significant realization of our Ford Pro ambitions,” said Hans Schep, General Manager, Ford Pro, Europe

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“Europe’s best-selling van has just gone fully electric and – aided by our unique Ford Pro one-stop shop for productivity-enhancing services – the operational benefits this company will bring across Europe cannot be overstated.”

The Ford Pro platform for commercial vehicles gives owners access to a single platform that offers specific software, charging, service and financing solutions designed for business users.

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