Ford has unveiled the E-Transit, an all-electric version of its iconic large van.
The E-Transit will feature a 269hp motor driving the rear wheels, and have 67kWh of battery capacity, said to allow an estimated driving range of up to 217 miles on the WLTP cycle.
Charging speeds will be up to 115kW with a compatible DC charger, allowing a 15-80% charge in around 34 minutes, while an on-board 11.3kW charger will allow a 100% charge in just over eight hours.
With the battery located under the body, Ford says the E-Transit will provide 15.1m3 of cargo space – the same as a rear-wheel drive diesel Transit – while targeted payloads are up to 1,616kg for a panel van, and 1,967kg for a chassis cab.
A double-cab-in-van bodystyle will also be available, along with a range of lengths, roof heights, and gross vehicle mass options up to 4.25t.
An optional Pro Power Connect feature will allow operators to use the vehicle as a mobile power source, providing up to 2.3kW to run tools and equipment on-site.
The E-Transit will come with Ford’s latest Sync 4 infotainment system, with a 12in touchscreen as standard, and a standard FordPass Connect modem will allow fleet management services through Ford Telematics.
A range of advanced driver assistance systems will also be available, including an intelligent speed assist feature which will allow fleet managers to set vehicle speed limits.
The E-Transit is due for a launch in early 2022, but Ford says this will be preceded by extensive customer fleet trials in key European markets during 2021.