Ford E-Transit, great freedom and many services

Ford E-Transit, great freedom and many services

For decades, Ford has built, for at least 50 years, its reputation in the organization of light and Transit van whose name has crossed the ages. Now he is a world memory. Therefore, when electric power arrives in the world of transportation, it is natural that Ford does not allow itself to be left behind by offering a particularly successful car with a great combination, taking advantage of the 100% electric option while adding practical equipment and solutions. according to usage. The range is wide enough to leave a wide choice. TRM24 operated only E-Transit.

“The E-Transit is already available to order at a price starting at €57,655 excluding taxes and there are 1,000 planned for 2022 on the French market and twice that in 2023. It is part of Ford’s global electrification strategy, with more than $11.5 billion in investments to date, including the Mustang Mach-E and F150, both 100% electric as e-Transit,” explained Patrick Bégaud, director of Ford Pro in France who continues: “the arrival of the new Ford E- Transportation is an important step in the already highly contested market for fossil fuels. It is for Ford to impose itself in several ways. We launched Ford Pro at the same time, Pro stands for Productivity. This is a new method of fleet monitoring and optimization of consumption that can be configured according to and use. Local software and technical support with remote contacts are the advantages highlighted by Ford Liive, the new connected tool. »

Patrick Bégaud, director of Ford Pro in France.

In Europe, the E-Transit, built at the Ford Otosan plant in Kocaeli (Turkey), targets a payload of 1,616 kg for the van model and 1,967 kg for the chassis-cab versions. The car’s electric motor has a maximum power of 198 kW (269 hp) and a torque of 430 Nm, making it, according to the manufacturer, the most powerful motor of all 100% electric vans sold in Europe. These are rear-wheel drive models that can support heavy loads by adding a battery under the chassis and an electric motor mounted in front of the rear axle. This allows the E-Transit to deliver the same 15.1 m3 useful volume as the diesel version. Ford offers a choice of 25 configurations for the E-Transit in van, crew-cab and chassis-cab versions, multiple lengths (L2 L3 L4) and roof lengths (H2 H3).

The E-Transit has a claimed range of 315 km from a fully charged battery. This figure puts it ahead of the competition. Consumers have a variety of payment solutions available to them depending on the needs of fleets and drivers, whether at home, work or on the road. This includes AC charging and DC fast charging. The 11.3 kW charger on board allows a full charge in up to 8.2 hours. Charging up to 115kW using a high-speed DC charger, the E-Transit can recharge the battery to 80% in approximately 34 minutes. The charging socket is located in the front center of the grille below the Ford logo.

The first impression of the car and the environment on board is very impressive with a high driving position, large mirrors and plenty of storage space in the cabin. The driver has an optional 12-inch SYNC4 touchscreen while technology like adaptive cruise control, air conditioning and navigation. driving electronics are fitted as standard. Many professionals will also choose to fit two 230 volt sockets in the loading area, and switch off the main battery, necessary for running off-grid power tools. Another 230 volt socket is available in the cabin.


Main features

350 (N1) _ top speed: 130 km/h on Van, 105 km/h on Chassis

390 (N2) _ best range, up to 317 km WLTP combined with L2H2 vehicle

425 (N2) _ maximum load, up to 1758 kg on Van and 2090 kg on Chassis

2 engine power:

  • 135 kW (184 hp)
  • 198 kW (269 hp)

Torque: 430Nm

Freedom to give zero

High capacity Li-ion battery: 75 kWh*

Up to 317 km WLTP combined cycle range (Van 390 L2H2)

Up to 256 kilometers of WLTP cycle autonomy included in the N1 category (Ambiente 350 L2H2 van)

The most powerful electric motor in its class 198 kW/269 hp. / torque 430 Nm

Freedom preserved: Eco mode with programmable air conditioning

Quiet operation and zero

Payment solutions

In depot: on-board charger 11.3 kW three-phase alternating current: 0-100% recharge in 8.2 hours

Fast: on-board fast charger 115 kW direct current: recharge from 15 to 80% in 34 minutes

Home charging: home installation options are offered by Ford in partnership with ZEborne

Loading capacity

It loads volumes from 9.5 to 15.1 m3

Internal loading height same as fuel injection version

Loading threshold: +35-45 mm / Prop. Heat. (Fg)

GVW of 350, 390 and 425 available

Maximum gross payload: 1,758 kg on Van and 2,090 kg on Chassis

Towing capacity 750 kg (E 350 GCW 4.25t)

Derogation from PTAC is given to renewable energy vehicles

Weight removal N2 / permit B

Versions 390 and 425* are bundled in category N2 but run with a B license.

Specific conditions for N2 authorization apply:

The maximum speed is 90 km/h

Compulsory tachograph

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