Ford continues to expand its all-electric van lineup in Europe, a list that already includes the the E-Transit, E-Transit Custom, and the E-Transit Courier. However, it isn’t done filling out that particular portfolio yet, as The Blue Oval teased the all-new Ford E-Tourneo Courier on a few occasions over the past couple of weeks, all leading up to this morning’s official reveal of its latest all-electric European van – along with its ICE-powered counterparts as well.
The Ford E-Tourneo Courier is quite similar to the E-Transit Courier, as one might expect, but is more focused on carrying passengers rather than cargo. On the outside, it features the same SUV-like design with short overhangs and signature design elements like a coast-to-coast light bar and a chrome diamond grille, a shape that helps ramp up interior space as well.
The Ford E-Tourneo Courier is designed to carry up to five people and offers up 44 percent more rear cargo space than its predecessor, along with additional shoulder and headroom as well. Like the E-Transit Courier, the passenger-focused van is equipped with a fully digital instrument cluster and a 12-inch touchscreen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a wireless phone charger, and over-the-air update capability.
Power for the Ford E-Tourneo Courier comes from a single 100 kW (134 horsepower) electric motor, which can be charged using either 11 kW AC or 100 kW DC power. According to Ford, using slower AC charging takes the van’s battery pack from 10-100 percent in around 5.7 hours, while faster DC charging can add 87 kilometers (54 miles) of range in 10 minutes and completely charge the battery from 10-80 percent in less than 35 minutes. Meanwhile, the Tourneo Courier utilizes the turbocharged Ford 1.0L I-3 EcoBoost engine, which is rated to produce 123 horsepower.
The new Ford E-Tourneo Courier and Tourneo Courier will be built alongside the Puma at the Craiova Assembly plant in Romania, with the ICE version arriving first, in late 2023. As for the EV variant, it won’t arrive until the second half of 2024. Customers interested in purchasing either can secure their place in line when order banks open up this summer.
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Dammit. This is exactly the electric vehicle I want as an American. I own a Transit Connect and love the form factor for both carrying people and tossing nearly anything in it (with one half the middle seat folded down, I just roll my XL mountain bike in and lean it against the other). I don’t need huge off road capabilities for my adventures, but I do need the ability to haul a lot of gear, and the Transit Connect is perfect. This looks like the ideal replacement (mine is a 2014) if it was sold here.