While it’s late to the electric van party, the Ford E-Transit has set a new benchmark for the class. Ford hasn’t strayed far from the standard electric van formula, but what it has done is improved on it in every area.
Factor in the £5,000 Plug-in Van Grant, and the price gap between diesel and electric Transit has shrunk enough that fleet operators will be able to recoup the extra cost of the E-Transit faster than ever, thanks to its low everyday running costs. It means that the switch to electrification is more attainable than ever for firms that want to do their bit to reduce emissions.
Power for the E-Transit comes from a choice of 181bhp or 265bhp electric motors, which are mounted on the back axle for rear-wheel drive, while the 68kWh battery is located under the cargo floor and offers an official range of up to 196 miles. This running gear fits seamlessly into the Transit’s frame, too, so you still get the same cargo volumes of up to 15.1 cubic metres, as well as the option of three panel-van lengths and two roof heights
On the road, the E-Transit is quiet and refined, while the automatic gearbox helps it to deliver a relaxing drive that will leave operators stress-free after a day’s work.
Not only does the E-Transit electrify the UK’s best-selling van, it also introduces Ford Pro to the market. This one-stop shop offers everything operators need, from choosing the right models for their business, to monitoring the status of their vehicles in real time and keeping service and repair times as short as possible.
For the full E-Transit experience, choose a Trend model with the 12-inch touchscreen to make the most of the connectivity on offer. It also comes with a suite of safety kit, including lane-departure warning, front and rear parking sensors, auto lights and wipers, and cruise control.
Source: Auto Express