Ford has been a leader in the commercial vehicle market for decades with its iconic Transit range of vans and trucks. Now, the company is ready to take the next step in electrification with the launch of the all-new, all-electric E-Transit Custom. This medium-sized electric van promises to deliver zero-emission performance, low operating costs, and smart connectivity features.
The E-Transit Custom is part of Ford's plan to offer an all-electric or plug-in hybrid option for every vehicle in its European line-up by mid-2026 and to transition to all-electric by 2030. The E-Transit Custom will join the E-Transit, a larger electric van that will go on sale in early 2023, and the Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid, which is already available in select markets.
The Ford E-Transit Custom is based on the same platform as the regular Transit Custom but has a fully electric powertrain consisting of a 67 kWh battery and a 136 kW (184 PS) electric motor. The battery is under the floor, meaning the E-Transit Custom has the same load volume and payload capacity as its diesel counterpart. The E-Transit Custom can carry up to 1,200 kg (2,645 lbs) of cargo in the van version or up to six passengers in the double-cab-in-van version.
The E-Transit Custom electric van has an impressive driving range of up to 380 km (236 miles) on a single charge, according to the WLTP test cycle. This is enough to cover most daily driving needs of urban delivery and service businesses. The E-Transit Custom also supports fast charging, allowing it to recharge from 15% to 80% in just 34 minutes at a 120 kW DC charger or in 4.1 hours at an 11 kW AC charger.
One of the main advantages of the E-Transit Custom electric van is its low operating costs. Ford estimates that the E-Transit Custom will save owners up to 40% on scheduled maintenance costs compared to diesel models over eight years and 160,000 km (99,419 miles). The E-Transit Custom also benefits from lower fuel costs, lower taxes, and access to low-emission zones in many cities.