Ford Pro model range offers European businesses increased productivity and added value with fully electric E-Transit

  • Ford E-Transit is available to customers in Europe as a combination of efficiency and low cost of ownership, which further supports the productivity-enhancing Ford Pro network services ecosystem.
  • E-Transit is exceptionally attractive thanks to competitive prices, extensive standard equipment, new services for connected vehicles and award-winning driver assistance systems.
  • Ford Pro’s comprehensive services include software, charging, service and financing, enabling customers to improve transit productivity and efficiency.

With best-in-class battery, range and engine power and ProPower Onboard’s unique power export feature, the all-electric version of the world’s best-selling utility vehicle 1 offers commercial customers performance unmatched.

These benefits are complemented by a wealth of standard equipment, including intelligent driver assistance systems, Euro NCAP recommended safety systems, as well as full charging support from Ford Pro Charging and the software suite and Ford Pro integrated services to improve efficiency and reduce operating costs. .

e-Transit is also extremely cost competitive, which should help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles.

The new model heralds the introduction to the European market of Ford Pro – a new global branch of the manufacturer’s business dedicated to the sale and service of commercial vehicles, focused on increasing the productivity of professional customers with first-class vehicles and the latest products and services.

“E-Transit is a milestone for commercial vehicle owners. Ford Pro’s all-electric powertrain, exceptional performance and integrated support ecosystem will improve customer operations and increase efficiency when introducing all-electric vehicles to fleets, said Hans Schep, Ford chief executive. ProEurope. “E-Transit, with its prices offered in such a way as not to constitute a barrier to entry, is a really attractive proposition for European businesses.”

Following extensive global testing as part of its research and development programme, Ford Pro and its partners across Europe are using 60 E-Transits to demonstrate the benefits of electrified vans. The first production units recently left the factory in Kocaeli, Turkey, with 5,000 orders placed before production began.

Complete list of standard equipment

E-Transit offers its customers a complete list of standard equipment with advanced technical solutions that will make the transition to the electrified driveline easier and more profitable. The model has been designed to meet the various needs of customers, and is therefore equipped as standard with a battery with a useful capacity of 68 kWh, ensuring a competitive range, up to 317 km WLTP. 2

The real advantage of the Transit is a powerful electric motor with a torque of 430 Nm and a maximum power of 184 HP or 269 HP to choose from. Load capacity can reach 1,758 kg 3 for the van model, and the wide range includes 25 variants: van, double cab van and chassis cab, with different lengths and roof heights, as well as with a total weight of 3.5 to 4.25 tons. The E-Transit also features Ford’s unique ProPower Onboard feature which provides standard power outlets in the cabin and cargo area – up to 2.3kW, which can be used to power components and equipment. conversion equipment during operation.

The E-Transit is offered in the Trend version – and all cars offer much better equipment than similar diesel-powered models. The base version includes: Electronic interior temperature control, keyless entry, heated seats, Quickclear heated windshield and electric heated exterior mirrors.

With E-Transit, Ford is introducing the new SYNC 4 4 communication and information system to its commercial vehicle range in Europe, offering twice the processing power of SYNC 3 and controlled via an easy-to-use 12-inch touchscreen for use with anti-glare coating.

The Trend trim level introduces productivity enhancements such as the Ford Connected Navigation System 5, which can plan the most efficient route and keep the driver informed of tolls, traffic, parking availability and smart range with more accurate estimated range when the battery is depleted. Optional advanced voice control and built-in Amazon Alexa 6 service allow drivers to receive the information they need without taking their eyes off the road.

In addition, all E-Transits are equipped with the standard FordPass Connect 7 modem for continuous connectivity with the Ford Pro ecosystem and remote Ford Power-Up software updates for additional features and benefits. Customers also receive a lifetime subscription to FordPass Pro 8 or Ford Pro Telematics Essentials 9 and one year of access to the Blue Oval charging network. Fleet customers also get one year free access to E-Telematics Ford Pro.

Award-winning driver assistance systems

The E-Transit has been honored by independent safety institute Euro NCAP with a gold medal in recognition of its suite of advanced driver assistance systems. Available systems include: Collision Avoidance System with Pedestrian Detection, 10 Adaptive Cruise Control with Traffic Sign Recognition, 10 Blind Spot Information System in Mirrors with Lane Departure Warning and Assist, 10 Lane Departure Warning System, Lane Keeping, 10 and Crossroad Assist. ten

The most important new driver assistance system to help reduce repair costs is Reverse Brake Assist 10, which uses a camera and sensors to detect pedestrians, cyclists and static obstacles when reversing . The system warns you before any intervention and then automatically stops the vehicle if the driver does not react. Drivers can also take advantage of the new 360-degree camera software 10 which displays an overhead view of the E-Transit’s surroundings on the 12-inch dashboard screen, making it easier to avoid obstacles when driving. maneuvering in tight spaces with limited visibility.

Exceptional operating economy

Ford Pro offers companies wishing to introduce electric vehicles an attractive E-Transit purchase offer that will be profitable or provide tangible business benefits over the lifetime of the vehicle. In addition to significant fuel cost savings, the Ford Pro estimates that maintenance and repair costs could be up to 40% lower than comparable diesel models 11. According to Ford Pro data, the E-Transit model is the cheapest to maintain compared to direct competitors. , both in Great Britain and in Germany.

Ford Pro customers will be able to take advantage of the best-in-class offer of one year of unlimited mileage service, with an eight-year warranty package on all high-voltage electrical components with a mileage limit of 160,000 kilometres, including the excessive battery degradation. The offer also includes an annual roadside assistance package for electric vehicles, which includes emergency charging in the event of a dead battery. The Ford Pro European Service Network is now ready to service electric vehicles with 1,500 Certified Dealers across Europe and more than 4,500 Authorized Repairers who will be able to service vehicles as soon as they hit the market.

With the introduction of the E-Transit, the iconic Transit family will grow with four new electric models – the new one-tonne Transit Custom and the versatile Tourneo Custom will be available in 2023, while the smaller Transit Courier and The next-generation Tourneo Courier multi-purpose vehicle will appear in 2024.

In line with this bold electrification strategy, Ford, SK On Co., Ltd. and Koç Holding have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding on a new commercially successful joint venture based in Turkey – subject to the firm commitment of three partners – which would lead to the creation of one of the largest production plants of electric batteries for commercial vehicles in Europe. Production is expected to start in the middle of the decade, and its capacity is initially estimated at 30-45 gigawatt hours of cells produced annually.

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