The new Ford E-Transit is now available on the national market in a total of 25 variants, including vans and single or double cab chassis. All have a 68 kWh battery that offers a range of up to 317 km. Prices are also known.
Ford has started marketing the new E-Transit in Portugal, which can now be ordered, and the first units are expected to arrive on the national market in October.
Developed from the Transit combustion range, the new electric version will be offered in van and chassis-cab derivatives, which will be available in gross weights of 3500 kg, 3900 kg and 4250 kg. The range comprises 25 variants, including vans, single and double cab chassis.
The range of vans comprises three body lengths (L2, L3 and L4), which offer useful cargo volumes from 9.5 m3 to 15.1 m3, and that of chassis-cabs only two (L3 and L4). The payload can reach 1.02 tons and 1.77 tons, respectively. The 3500 kg versions were homologated as N1, while the 3900 kg and 4250 kg as N2.
The Ford E-Transit receives a battery with a capacity of 68 kWh that offers a range of up to 317 km/h with a maximum speed limited to 317 km or 258 km without this limitation.
The E-Transit always has rear-wheel drive and independent front suspension, the load height being the same as the combustion version.
Installed under the load compartment to offer the same useful volume as the equivalent combustion version and installed between the axles, the battery powers an electric motor that offers a maximum torque of 430 Nm and a choice between 135 kW and 198 kW of maximum power.
Depending on their needs, users have a choice of three driving profiles: Normal, Eco and Slippery. To optimize range, a system for regenerating energy for deceleration and braking is also available, which can be activated using the rotary control on the drive selector.
The E-Transit range will be marketed in Base and Trend equipment levels. All vehicles feature significantly increased specifications compared to the contents of equivalent diesel variants.
The Base trim level includes Electronic Air Temperature Control, Keyless Start, heated seats, Quickclear windscreen and heated electric mirrors. The E-Transit receives the SYNC 4 communications and information system, and is controlled via a 12-inch touchscreen.
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Trend versions add productivity-enhancing features such as the Ford Connected Navigation System, which allows for more efficient route planning and updates the driver with information about loading, traffic, real-time parking availability, as well as the Intelligent Range system. , presenting more precise values in the distance to empty domain.
On the safety front, E-Transit has already won a Euro NCAP Gold Award for its comprehensive suite of driver assistance systems, including pre-collision assistance with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition, Blind Spot Assist with Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Assist and Lane Keeping Assist and Crossing Assist.
New driver assistance systems, which help to minimize repair costs, include Reverse Brake Assist, camera and sensors to detect pedestrians, cyclists and static obstacles in reversing manoeuvres, which can generate a warning before automatically immobilizing the vehicle if the investment or will generate a positive impact on business activity.
Drivers also benefit from a new 360° panoramic camera that shows the periphery of the E-Transit’s surround on the 12-inch instrument panel display, helping to avoid obstacles when maneuvering in tight spaces where vision is more limited.
In addition to significant fuel cost savings, Ford Pro estimates that maintenance and repair costs during ownership will be 40% lower than corresponding diesel-engined versions.
Ford Pro offers a best-in-class one-year service interval and unlimited mileage and an eight-year or 160,000 km warranty on all high voltage electrical components, including coverage for excessive degradation, i.e. below 70 % capacity.
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As of the launch of E-Transit, the Ford Pro Service network is fully prepared to service Electric Vehicles (EV), with 1,500 EV certified dealers across Europe, and more than 4,500 authorized repairers with full service capabilities.
In terms of prices, the entry-level version of the E-Transit, the Van 350 L2H2 Trend 135 kW N1 – is proposed from €73,109, while the diesel version with an equivalent power equipment level is proposed for €45,000.
In turn, the Van 350 L2H2 Trend version with a 190 kW engine costs 2100 euros more. As for the 350 L3H3 Trend, prices are 73,617 euros and 75,783 euros for the 135 kW and 198 kW engines, respectively. As for the 135 kW and 190 kW L4 Van Trend N1, these are sold from 74,633 euros and 76,799 euros.
As for the single-cab chassis, prices range from 71,990 euros to 76,921 euros.