As the world continues to move towards a greener future, the automotive industry has been working hard to keep up with the demand for electric vehicles. Ford, one of the world's largest car manufacturers, has recently announced its latest addition to the electric Transit family – the E-Transit Courier.
The new Ford E-Transit Courier is set to be one of the most practical and efficient electric vans on the market, offering a range of features that will impress drivers and business owners alike. With its impressive cargo capacity and uncompromising electric performance, the E-Transit Courier is the perfect choice for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint without sacrificing productivity.
Ford Pro's long-standing position as market leader gives us unrivaled insight into customer needs, which means that, more than ever before, we can help our customers get the most out of their vans – for example, in the form of increased productivity, says Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe.
One of the most significant changes to the new E-Transit Courier is its electric powertrain with a 100 kW engine. This powertrain is designed to give customers an uncompromising driving experience, with a range that will be announced closer to launch. The electric powertrain offers a wide range of benefits, including lower running costs and reduced environmental impact.
Efficient charging solutions are also a key feature of the E-Transit Courier, allowing customers to manage to charge so that the most efficient ways and times to charge in everyday life are identified. Ford Pro Charging offers a complete charging solution where customers can manage their charging and take advantage of the most optimal charging solution that suits their needs. With a range of charging options available, including an 11 kW AC charger at home and DC fast chargers with up to 100 kW, customers can rest assured that they will always be able to find a convenient and reliable way to charge their van.
The new Ford E-Transit Courier offers a range of other features that are sure to impress, including a total cargo volume of 2.9 m3, which is 25 percent more than the previous model. The van's new design offers even more advantages for Ford van customers, who now have the opportunity to use the space even better in the new van. The smart cargo hatch in the cargo compartment separation is a new and practical function. It enables customers to transport pipes, planks, or other long items longer than 2,600 mm, increasing the cargo space to 3.0 m3. The maximum payload for the Ford E-Transit Courier electric van is expected to be approximately 700 kg, while the maximum towing weight is 750 kg.
The interior of the E-Transit Courier is designed to meet the needs of customers, with a high level of standard equipment, including an electric handbrake, a new steering wheel design, and a keyless start. The van has a 12" digital screen in the instrument panel, while a 12" touchscreen has Ford's latest SYNC 4 system. The infotainment system is wirelessly compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, allowing customers to stay connected and entertained on the go.
As standard, all E-Transit Couriers have a built-in modem that enables wireless updates. For example, customers do not need to visit the local dealer to update the van's software. The van also has a wide range of advanced driver assistance systems as standard, including intelligent adaptive cruise control, Blind Spot Information System, and other driver assistance systems that are designed to help keep drivers safe and alert on the road.
The all-new Ford E-Transit Courier will be shown to the public for the first time at the upcoming International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. This highly anticipated event will provide a platform for the automaker to showcase its new electric van's latest technology and features at the upcoming International Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany. This highly anticipated event will provide a platform for the automaker to showcase its new electric van's latest technology and features.
Ford has been working on electrifying its commercial vehicle lineup for some time now, and the E-Transit Courier is one of the latest additions to this effort. The company has already launched the larger Ford E-Transit, which is targeted at the commercial market, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, a fully electric SUV aimed at the consumer market.
The Ford E-Transit Courier electric van is expected to have a range of up to 200 miles on a single charge, making it a viable option for businesses looking to reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs. The van will also feature a number of advanced safety and connectivity features, including Ford's Co-Pilot360 technology, which includes features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic emergency braking.
In addition to the E-Transit Courier and Ford E-Tourneo Custom, Ford is also working on many other electric vehicles, including the F-150 Lightning pickup truck, which is set to launch later this year. The company has also announced plans to electrify its entire commercial vehicle lineup by 2030.
The shift to electric vehicles is becoming increasingly important for automakers as governments worldwide implement stricter emissions regulations to combat climate change. Ford's investment in electric vehicles is part of a larger trend among automakers to electrify their lineups and reduce their environmental impact.
The upcoming launch of the Ford E-Transit Courier is a significant milestone for the company as it continues to expand its electric vehicle portfolio. The electric van is expected to offer businesses a practical and efficient solution for their transportation needs while contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future.