Ford has just introduced the second electric van in its range, the E-Transit Custom. Due to its size, this model will straddle the future E-Transit Courier and the already well-known E-Transit, rivaling the successful Stellantis-Toyota quintuplets (Citroën ë-Jumpy, FIAT E-Scudo, Opel Vivaro-e, Peugeot e-Expert, Toyota Proace Electric).
From an aesthetic point of view, the new Transit Custom is more striking than its predecessor, adopting sharper headlamps with a distinctive light signature. The charging socket is located under one of the headlights, while the pilots also have a more modern appearance thanks to a transparent design lens.
Although for the moment only the cargo model (Transit) has been revealed, a passenger variant (Tourneo) will also be added later; In addition, it could also have a camper version (Nugget) to compete against the Volkswagen ID. California. Initially, the E-Tourneo Custom will be introduced throughout 2023.
“This is a defining moment for commercial vehicle operators in Europe and another hugely significant execution of our ambitions at Ford Pro,” said Hans Schep, Managing Director of Ford Pro Europe. The new model will be supported by Ford Pro software, charging, services, and financing solutions through a comprehensive platform that will help increase uptime and reduce operating costs.
The first deliveries of the Ford E-Transit Custom will take place in 2023
At the moment, Ford has barely revealed technical data on the vehicle, so we will have to wait until September to know all its specifications. However, it is estimated that its autonomy will be around 380 km under the European WLTP cycle; In addition, it will have fast charging in direct current, although the power or charging times are not specified.
The E-Transit Custom will incorporate ProPower Onboard technology, which will allow users to connect electrical tools and equipment to an outlet capable of providing up to 2.3 kW of power. This solution will be especially useful for professional customers, but it will also be appreciated by camping enthusiasts.
The first deliveries of the Ford E-Transit Custom will take place in the second half of 2023. Its production will take place in Kocaeli (Turkey), where Ford has a joint venture (Ford Otosan) for the manufacture of vans. Ford, SK On, and Koç Holding recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a joint venture to build one of the largest commercial vehicle battery facilities in Europe.