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Ford E-Transit Custom Details Revealed, Production Starts Next Year

The Ford E-Transit Custom was revealed back in May as one of seven new all-electric vehicles set to launch in Europe by 2024, including multiple Transit EV vans. At that time, Ford didn’t provide too many details about the E-Transit Custom, however, which is customary for new vehicle debuts. Now that we’re inching closer to the actual launch of the Ford E-Transit Custom, The Blue Oval has revealed more details about the new all-electric van, including the all-important scheduled start of production.

The Transit Custom utilizes a 400-volt, 74 kWh battery pack mounted directly to the body with 82 Ah pouch cells that it shares with the Ford F-150 Lightning to deliver 12 percent more energy density than the E‑Transit, with a targeted range of 380 kilometers (236 miles). Customers can choose between two available outputs – 100 kW or 160 kW (133 or 214 horsepower) – though each of which produces the same 415 Nm (306 pound-feet) of torque. The van can tow up to 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) with a max payload of 1,100 kilograms (2,425 pounds),  and is available with an optional retractable towbar.

In terms of charging, the E-Transit Custom features an 11 kW AC three-phase onboard charger that is capable of fully recharging the battery in 7.8 hours. DC fast charging of up to 125 kW results in a 15-80 percent recharge of 41 minutes, adding around 38 kilometers (24 miles) of range in five minutes. A 12-month complimentary subscription to the Blue Oval Charging Network is included. Meanwhile, Ford’s ProPower Onboard generator delivers up to 2.3 kW of portable power.

The Ford E-Transit Custom is equipped with vapor-injected heat pump technology to heat and cool the cabin, which is designed to maximize energy efficiency for optimum driving range. It also features an energy-efficient braking system with one-pedal drive capability, which blends friction braking with regenerative braking that harvests energy during deceleration to top up the battery for extra driving range.

The Ford E-Transit Custom is available in double-cab-in-van and kombi body styles with a choice of short or long wheelbase and low or high roof configurations. Inside the cabin, owners will find a new 13‑inch landscape touchscreen running SYNC 4. Ford says that the EV van delivers up to a 40 percent savings in terms of cost of ownership compared to an equivalent diesel model, which is obviously the main selling point for fleets.

The all-new E-Transit Custom will be built by Ford Otosan in Kocaeli, Turkey, and is currently scheduled to enter production in the fall of 2023.

We’ll have more on the E-Transit Custom soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. JJ

    Bring to Cali
    Then I’ll trade in my 2018 FTC xlt


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