As Ford continues to roll out a full lineup of EVs in Europe, we’ve seen a whole host of electrified vans make their debut over the past few months, including, most recently, the compact E-Transit Courier. The appeal of EV vans is quite simple – they offer Europeans the same sort of utility that has made it a van-happy region in the first place, albeit with far lower operating costs. Soon, that list of offerings will grow once again after the Ford E-Tourneo Courier makes its debut, but in the meantime, The Blue Oval has followed up its teaser of this new EV van from last week with yet another one.
The all-new Ford E-Tourneo Courier is set to debut on May 15th, but as is customary for new vehicles these days, FoMoCo is seeking to get us excited about that unveiling with a handful of enticing teasers leading up to the event. As of right now, we don’t know much about the new electrified addition to Ford’s lineup, but traditionally speaking, the Transit and Tourneo have shared quite a bit in common, giving us a few clues as to what we might be able to expect.
Historically speaking, Transit and Tourneo models have looked much the same, and from the couple of teasers Ford has released thus far, that certainly rings true at both the front and rear of the vehicle. But while the Transit is traditionally geared more toward commercial customers, the Tourneo is is more of a people hauler.
The new E-Transit Courier features a 25 percent larger cargo area than the outgoing ICE variant and offers up a max payload rating of 700 kilograms (1,543 pounds), while towing tops out at 750 kilograms (1,653 pounds). Aside from new styling on the outside, the EV van also features a “squircle” steering wheel inside to improve leg room and visibility, a “digiboard” instrument panel consisting of a 12-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen running Sync 4, a feature called Office Pack – which includes a foldaway flat work surface and lighting, and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay capability.
The E-Transit Courier is powered by a single 100 kW electric motor, though the automaker won’t share performance and range data until we get closer to the van’s launch. However, it’s targeting an 11 kW AC charging speed that can top it off at home in 5.7 hours, along with DC fast charge capability of up to 100 kW. Ford expects the system to add 87 kilometers (54 miles) of range in 10 minutes, and charge from 10-80 percent in less than 35 minutes. As is the case with other Transit models, the E-Transit Courier is also available with a full suite of Ford Pro connected vehicle services.
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