Ford Pro has revealed details for the new E-Transit Courier, all-electric commercial vehicle.
The E-Transit Courier has been completely redesigned around a larger, more flexible cargo area that offers 26% more load volume than the outgoing model, plus increased payload and space for two Euro pallets.
The electric Courier will make its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, UK, from April 18-20 and is scheduled to enter production in 2024. Customers will be able to order petrol- and diesel-engine Transit Courier models from summer 2023 for delivery before the end of the year.
The E-Transit Courier’s all-electric powertrain includes a powerful 100kW (136PS) motor and one-pedal driving capability. The range is yet to be confirmed.
Ford has stated that it expects the E-Transit Courier to be popular “with customers who charge at home” but go on to say that “Charging is targeting an 11 kW AC overnight home charge in 5.7 hours and charging can be scheduled to take advantage of cheaper overnight energy”. However the vast majority of at-home charging is limited to 7kW from units such as the Hydra Zodiac, charging at 11kW and above requires a commercial three-phase electrical supply and suitable charger such as the Hydra Genesis 22kW dual output charger
The van has a DC fast charge capability up to 100kW, which could potentially add 54 miles of range in just 10 minutes, and charge from 10-80 per cent in less than 35 minutes.