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Ford E-Transit Courier 35 Percent Cheaper To Maintain Vs ICE

Following months of prototype sightings and teasers, the all-new Ford E-Transit Courier debuted just last week alongside its ICE counterparts, which will include both diesel and gas-powered variants. Though FoMoCo hasn’t revealed all of the pertinent details surrounding the EV van’s performance and range, we do know that it will offer commercial buyers a compelling alternative to ICE in a number of ways – chiefly among them, a big savings in terms of maintenance costs, according to Ford Pro brand manager Alan Ross.

“E-Transit Courier’s all-electric powertrain helps contribute to a significant reduction in service cost of ownership,” Ross said in a recent interview. “Non-scheduled maintenance costs are expected to be at least 35 percent lower than on diesel-powered Transit Courier models.”

This has long been a feather in the cap of The Blue Oval’s EV commercial offerings, including the E-Transit, which is more expensive than its ICE counterparts to purchase up front, but also gives commercial buyers scheduled maintenance costs that are estimated to be 40 percent less than the a gas-powered Transit over eight years or 100,000 miles. Those figures also happen to be identical to the scheduled maintenance cost savings for the Ford F-150 Lightning when compared to its ICE counterpart as well.

While the automaker hasn’t released all of the pertinent specs for the Ford E-Transit Courier yet, we do know that it’s powered by a single 100 kW electric motor with DC fast charge capability of up to 100 kW, while there will also be “a range of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines,” according to Ford. Production of all next-gen Transit Courier models is scheduled to begin at the Ford Otosan Assembly plant in Turkey later this year, with deliveries expected to begin before the end of 2023. Meanwhile, the E-Transit Courier will be built alongside its ICE counterparts starting later in 2024.

We’ll have more on the E-Transit Courier 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. Mike

    Coming to North America also?

  2. JJ

    Can I get two emtbs in the back without taking the front wheels off?

  3. CWJ

    Its all about the range…especially in trucks and vans….if when loaded for a retail customer…cant range over 300 miles…it useless….especially in a service business…where schedules are unpredictable….

  4. Jay

    Why oh why won’t Ford bring this van to the US? I would buy one.


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