Ford E-Transit revealed with £42,695 price tag

Prices for the Ford E-Transit will start from £42,695 (excluding VAT) when the new electric panel van goes on sale in October.

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

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. 

Ford Transit Electric 2 

Ford claims that service maintenance and repair cost of ownership for the E-Transit will be 40 per cent lower than equivalent diesel-powered models.  

The E-Transit is offered in two trim levels  – Base and Trend - with all models getting climate control, heated seats, electric heated door mirrors and 12-inch touchscreen infotainment. Ford's latest SYNC 4 system is also included and will let the driver pair two mobiles phones simultaneously - allowing work and personal devices to be used in parallel. 

Range-topping Trend models add cruise control, front and rear parking sensors and automatic city emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Trend models also feature online cloud-connected navigation, which will plan the most efficient route and update the driver on charging, traffic, live parking availability, as well as find points of interest such as nearby charging stations.

For maximum on-site productivity, buyers can specify an optional ProPower Onboard feature, which delivers up to 2.3kW from standard plug sockets in the cab and load area, to power tools, lights, laptops and conversions such as refrigeration units.

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