Ford’s commercial vehicle unit Ford Pro introduced the E-Transit Custom, its second fully electric commercial model for Europe. The vehicle, which is in the 1-ton vehicle segment, will be produced at Ford Otosan Kocaeli Plants.
Speaking at the vehicle’s launch in London, Ford Motor Company President and CEO Jim Farley said: “The Ford Pro and E-Transit Custom redefine what a commercial vehicle can do and bring business life into a new digital age. The new E-Transit Custom is the new digital It has been redesigned and developed to meet all their needs in the modern age,” he said.
RANGE 380 MILES
According to the statement, with the new generation battery technology of E-Transit Custom, a range of up to 380 km can be targeted and 125 kW fast charging is possible with the DC fast charging of the vehicle.
The electric commercial vehicle, which will be available in 100 kW or 160 kW (135 PS or 217 PS) engine power options producing 415 Nm of torque, was launched as the first battery electric vehicle to use steam injection heat pump technology to heat and cool the cabin.
E-Transit Custom’s 11 kW AC three-phase integrated charger can fully charge the battery in 7.2 hours.
ONLY OTOSAN WILL PRODUCE IN EUROPE
All Transit Custom versions will be produced in Kocaeli factories within the scope of the 2 billion Euro investment that Ford Otosan announced last year to realize its electric and connected new generation commercial vehicle projects.
Ford Otosan, which recently announced its targets to become carbon neutral in 2030 at its production facilities and R&D center in Turkey, aims to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2030 in passenger vehicles, by 2035 in light and medium commercial vehicles, and by 2040 in heavy commercial vehicles.
In parallel with this goal, Ford Otosan, the sole European manufacturer of E-Transit and E-Transit Custom, manufactures 88 percent of all Transit family vehicles sold by Ford in Europe in Kocaeli.
The company had taken Ford’s first all-electric commercial model E-Transit off the line for mass production with a ceremony in Kocaeli Plants in the past months.
Ford Otosan announced its investment plan of 2 billion Euros with a 10-year duration for electric and connected new generation commercial vehicle projects in 2021.