The Ford Transit lineup has not only been one of the best-selling range of vans on the planet over the years, but it has also racked up its fair share of awards as well. As for the all-electric Ford E-Transit, that particular model earned “Van of the Year” honors from the UK publication Parkers last year, the same entity that named the Transit as its Best Large Van and the Transit Custom Best Medium Van and Best Commercial Vehicle overall in this year’s top models in the UK list. Now, the Ford E-Transits joins its Blue Oval brethren by taking home Best Electric Van honors, too.
“It would have required something seriously special to knock the superlative Ford E-Transit off its perch as the best electric van, but it remains the top of its class for another year,” Parkers wrote of its selection. “It has the longest range of any large van with 196 miles possible between charges, while it is the most powerful large van full stop with up to 269 horsepower.”
“That it is a conversion rather than a purpose-built electric van makes this all the more impressive and interesting. The cabin is almost entirely unchanged from the diesel model, while the loading bay is unchanged, with the battery tech seamlessly integrated.”
“This is the first time we’ve spun out the vans and pickups from the main Parkers New Car Awards, reflecting how important commercial vehicles are,” added Parkers editor Keith Adams. “We’re also excited to have come up with such an interesting selection of winners – they’re all part of a brilliant line-up.”