Ford E-Transit is a well-designed electric van that is not merely an EV conversion. With a 400V battery pack with 68 kWh of usable power, E-Transit has a rated range of 196 miles per charge. You can transport anything in style without worrying about low-emission zones. A government grant of up to £16,000 is available for qualifying models too.

Interior

A digital information display and a gorgeous 12-inch touchscreen with Ford Sync 4 infotainment offer drivers and business owners a substantial upgrade.

A rotary gear selector and electric parking brake free up additional space in the cabin. Eco mode with regenerative braking helps increase the range without causing range anxiety.

Rotary gear selector
Electric parking brake

Style and Configuration

E-Transit is available in two height and three length variations with 25 different configurations to suit a range of businesses.

The CCS charging socket neatly hidden behind the front grill offers 115 kW ultra-rapid charging capability with 20-80% charging in under 30 minutes. With a 7kW onboard charger, a full recharge to 100% should take around 8 hours.

An optional Vehicle-to-load Pro power port onboard offers up to 2.3 kW of power for electrical equipment such as drills, saws, lawnmowers, laptops etc. A generous 9.5 to 15.1 m3 of load space is available, depending on the configuration. All models come with independent rear suspension to improve traction and handling in laden and unladen conditions.

Running costs

Recharge for an EV costs significantly less than refuelling ICE vans with diesel. With access to cheap overnight tariffs, businesses could take advantage of more affordable running costs. With fewer moving parts, maintenance costs are lower with low vehicle downtime. A base warranty of 3 years/60,000 miles should be enough, although we would recommend the extra warranty of 8 years/100,000 battery miles for peace of mind.

Connected Features

The FordPass Pro app offers remote start and pre-conditioning features enjoyed by Electric Car owners. Sync 4 infotainment offers wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard. With Ford Telematics, fleet owners could remotely monitor the vehicle's health status. The FordPass also offers subsidised charging at the Ionity and many other networks across Europe.

Known annoyances

  • The Electric Van comes with a physical key, and one has to twist and pretend to start the vehicle's ignition.
  • There is no instant torque like an EV car, so there is no possibility for a fast 0-60 time.
  • There is no one-pedal driving or full-regen mode available, and this is to simplify EV adoption for existing Transit drivers.
  • Only longer wheelbase models have the full 180-degree folding doors, and shorter wheelbase models lack the space to install "bump stops" for the doors.

Closing Remarks

The no-compromise, customer-focused E-Transit is designed to meet all your needs, bringing even more connectivity and productivity to your businesses, reducing operation costs and CO2 emissions. We believe this is the Electric Van for Britain.