Ford E-Transit Review 2024

Ford E-Transit At A Glance

+Affordable large electric van, powerful electric motor, same carrying capacity as the largest versions of the diesel Transit.

-Not available until 2022.

The E-Transit is Ford's new large electric van. It will cover up to 196 miles on a single charge and offer payloads up to 1758kg. The E-Transit is available as a panel van, double-cab-in-van and chassis cab body styles with multiple lengths and roof heights.

Prices start from £42,695 (excluding VAT) but Ford claims service maintenance and repair cost of ownership for the E-Transit will be 40 per cent lower than equivalent diesel-powered models.  

Gross vehicle weights will range from 3.5 to 4.25 tonnes, which means Category B licence holders will be able to drive the largest version of the E-Transit without the need for additional training. Power will come from an electric motor with a choice of 135kW or 198kW maximum output, with the latter producing a whopping 430Nm of torque.

Ford says the E-Transit can charge from 15 - 80 per cent in just 34 minutes from a 115kW DC fast charger. An overnight full charge from a standard 230-volt AC supply takes just over eight hours. What's more, due to the batteries being stored under the vehicle floor, the E-Transit will match the rear-wheel Transit's maximum loadspace of 15 cubic metres. 


Ask Honest John

What MoT class does a Ford e-Transit require?

"I am trying to find out what MoT class a Ford e-Transit 390 comes under? The gross weight is 3900kg but I have had different service centres say variously class 4, class 7 and HGV? "
The Department for transport allows a derogation for electric vans, meaning those weighing up to 4.25 tonnes are treated in the same way as diesel vans with a GVW of up to 3.5 tonnes, allowing for the extra battery weight. This applies to both licensing and MOTs, meaning an e-Transit 390 requires a Class 7 MOT.
Answered by Craig Cheetham
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