FoMoCo is no stranger to earning awards from Euro NCAP, an independent European voluntary car safety performance assessment program. In fact, the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E scored a perfect five stars in both the Euro NCAP and Green NCAP assessments last year, while the Ford Transit and Transit Custom received a Gold award for being the safest vans on the market last September. Now, the Transit’s all-electric variant – the 2022 Ford E-Transit – joins this group after it has earned a Euro NCAP Gold award as well.
The 2022 Ford E-Transit was recognized by the Euro NCAP program for its comprehensive suite of driver assistance systems, which include Pre‑Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Information System with Lane Change Warning & Aid, Junction Assist, a 360-degree camera, and Reverse Brake Assist.
Euro NCAP tested these systems to determine how they react when approaching parked vehicles or slower traffic, as well as when a vehicle in front hits the brakes sharply. The testing process also evaluated how a vehicle responds to a child running into the road and cyclists and pedestrians walking into or crossing the road.
“Euro NCAP is a byword for vehicle safety, and the organization extending its Gold Award to E‑Transit is testament to Ford’s commitment to customer safety across its commercial vehicle range,” said Stuart Southgate, director, Safety Engineering, Ford of Europe. “E‑Transit’s advanced driver assistance systems help look after drivers and other road users, and support operators looking to maximize uptime while limiting insurance and accident repair costs.”