At the IAA transportation event in Hannover, Ford revealed new features and specifications for its all-new E Transit Custom, an all-electric commercial truck, or what the automaker calls a “smartphone on wheels.”
Since the launch of E-Transit, Ford has quickly become a leader in commercial electric vehicles. According to Ford’s August sales report, E-Transit captured more than 90% of the market share, with nearly 4,000 sold in 2022.
Ford is also the number one brand in Europe for its seventh year. The automaker says the new E-Transit Custom is a “transformed icon” for the modern transportation age, combining work and play.
The automaker makes it as easy for customers to switch to electric vehicles as possible, offering a full suite of services to improve uptime, service and productivity to enhance the mobile work life.
E-Transit is a “game changer” in the commercial electric vehicle space, with Ford Pro, the automaker’s corporate suite of products, offering a “one-stop shop” for all business needs such as software, shipping, services and finance, all wrapped up in a convenient package for users to manage under an account. One.
Ford’s new E-Transit Custom is designed to accelerate business productivity, taking Europe’s best-selling commercial truck and “improving it in every way” to suit all the needs of businesses small and large.
Ford was told it needed to build a ready-to-go “no-compromise” commercial electric truck, and the new E-Transit Custom delivers. With tools to stay connected and boost productivity, this is what Ford refers to as a “smartphone on wheels.”
Ford highlights innovative features and specifications of its E-Transit Custom
in the eventTed Kannis, CEO of Ford Pro, and Martin Sander, General Manager of Ford Europe, spoke about the benefits of the new Ford E-Transit Custom. In particular, they addressed the features that make E-Transit ideal for companies looking to upgrade their mobile operations while reducing emissions. For example:
- Pro Power Onboard Provides 2.3 kW of power, enough for a mobile work site without the need for a separate generator.
- Ford Pro charging It can be scheduled anytime from anywhere to keep you charged and ready to go.
- 5G connection Keeps owners connected while on the go.
- mobile office Features include a tilt steering wheel to lay a laptop or lay it flat and use as a desk, and the electric work cart also features a 13-inch touchscreen.
- delivery help Completes repetitive tasks like closing windows and locking cabin doors to save time.
The E-Transit will have a WLTP range of 380 km (about 236 miles) with a maximum of 214 horsepower and 415 Nm (about 306 lb-ft) of torque. Production will begin in 2023 at the upgraded Ford Otosan facility in Turkey.
Customers who switch to Ford’s new electric vehicle can save up to an hour a day with its new capabilities, according to the automaker.
Ford says the E-Transit Custom will continue to improve with over-the-air software updates. They also claim that the new electric van will “convince customers to switch to electric vehicles.” Although the automaker will also offer gas-hybrid versions for the time being.
Ford’s new E-Transit Custom is a mobile office, delivery assistant and smartphone on wheels, all in one device. Most importantly, it is emissions-free and can save businesses time and money.
Transportation is the single largest contributor to greenhouse gases and needs capable options. As Ford says, the E-Transit Custom is a “no-compromise” electric commercial truck. In fact, it’s an upgrade in many ways. I expect, like other Ford commercial vehicles, that demand will be high.
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