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Ford Transit Custom: it starts with the electric

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Ford Transit Custom: it starts with the electric
Written by aquitodovale

THE BEST SELLER – On the occasion of an event that took place in Barcelona, ​​the Ford presented the new E-Transit Custom, the intermediate-format van from which Volkswagen will derive the replacement for the Transporter T6.1. Intended to go into production in the second half of 2023the E-Transit Custom will support the thermal and electrified versions (such as the current mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid) developed on the same platform, showing off more squared shapes and a more modern but also more elegant and successful style than the current model (see it here), the European best-seller in its category and the sales leader among vans and plug-in hybrid shuttle buses.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN SHUTTLE BUS VERSION – First of four 100% electric commercial vehicles that Ford Pro will introduce by 2024 (the other three will be the E-Transit Courier and the E-Tourneo Courier and E-Tourneo Custom “passenger transporters”), theE-Transit Custom represents the second fully electric commercial vehicle of the Fordafter the E-Transit, whose production started last March, and aims to establish a new benchmark in the segment of one-tonne vans in Europe, with the aim of helping companies in the transition to a range of electrified vehicles.

CONNECTIVITY AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS – Designed from the ground up to integrate into the ecosystem of solutions offered to improve productivity, the Ford E-Transit Custom It will be supported by the full range of Ford Pro services, from software to charging, support to financing solutions, through a single comprehensive platform, capable of helping to increase uptime and reduce operating costs. The latest addition to the Ford Pro range will represent a key component in the American manufacturer’s ambitious goal of achieving zero emissions for all vehicles of the brand sold in Europe and carbon neutrality in all European plants by 2035. in logistics and supply.

CHARGING IN DIRECT CURRENT – Some official data has been provided, we can deduce other notes having previewed the vehicle. Architecture electric of the Ford E-Transit Custom guarantees aautonomy driving up to 380 km, allows fast charging in direct current and offers maximum towing capacity. Its dynamic and muscular style well conceals a length in the order of 5 meters in the unveiled variant, with a short wheelbase, and a very extended sliding side door, probably of the same size in the possible long wheelbase version. The appearance of the optical groups (with full-LED technology) is also pleasant, characterized by a thin neutral-colored light band (white) connecting the front headlights. The electric van promises to take productivity to a new level by using sophisticated connectivity. And Pro Power Onboard technology will also be available to connect and charge electrical equipment, lights, laptops or other devices.

WILL BE BORN IN TURKEY – All variants of the new Ford Transit Custom will be built by Ford Otosan in Kocaeli, Turkey, Transit’s European manufacturing facility, as part of the previously announced € 2 billion investment. Ford, SK On Co. Ltd and Koç Holding recently signed a memorandum of understanding for an industry-leading joint venture capable of creating one of the largest commercial vehicle battery plants in Europe, with the goal to start production by the middle of the decade and to reach an annual capacity of between 30 and 45 gigawatt hours.

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