Further details of Ford’s E-Transit were revealed last week which is set to shake up the global electric van market. With electric vehicles, there’s a lot to take so VanGuide.co.uk has taken the initiative to crunch the numbers and present the new vehicle in 10 crucial points.
At 269PS (265bhp), the Ford E-Transit is the most powerful Transit available in the UK (the most powerful current Transit delivers 185PS or 184bhp).
This is complemented by a torque offering of up to 430Nm. This, again, is higher than the torquiest diesel model, which currently stands at 415Nm.
With a usable battery capacity of 67kWh, E-Transit offers an estimated driving range of up to 217 miles on the combined WLTP cycle.
Charging with up to 115kW 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.
The charging time increases to 8.2 hours if you use the vehicle’s standard 11.3kW on-board charger – although this is a complete 100% charge.
There is a maximum payload of 1,616kg on the 4.25t GVW model which, due to special derogation for electric vans, will be able to be driven on a standard UK car licence.
E-Transit features optional Pro Power Onboard, which enables customers to transform the vehicle into a mobile power source, providing up to 2.3kW for powering tools and equipment on the jobsite and on the go. This is an industry first for light commercial vehicles in Europe.
E-Transit also brings SYNC 4 communications and entertainment technology to commercial vehicles, featuring an easy-to-use 12-inch touchscreen – which is standard across the range.
The 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.
In the UK, Ford will offer a 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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