2023 Ford E-Transit Custom Revealed With Up To 236 Miles Of Range


Ford Pro, Blue Oval’s dedicated commercial arm founded in 2021, first teased its new electric workhorse in the second half of April. At the time, most of us believed that the Tourneo Custom’s LED light bar was without a combustion engine. However, that’s not really the case as the EV in question is an E-Transit Custom, placed under the larger E-Transit.

Compared to the ICE-powered Transit Custom, the biggest change has been implemented at the front where the E-Transit Custom gets a glossy grille flanked by completely redesigned LED headlights. The right side of the bumper incorporates the charging port, while on the left side of the grille is an “E” badge. The new graphic of the headlights is mirrored at the rear where the “E Transit” and “Custom” badges are blacked out.

Ford has remained tight-lipped about technical specifications, only saying the E-Transit Custom can cover up to 380 kilometers (236 miles) between charges. Keep in mind that the range of numbers is not final, but rather the company’s estimates based on the WLTP cycle. It remains to be seen if it will use the same 68-kWh battery as the E-Transit. We know it supports DC fast charging, which in the case of its larger sibling means 115 kW.

Additional details will be released in September, and in the meantime, Autocar Ford Pro reports plans to sell the E-Transit Custom with the same 181- and 265-horsepower electric motors seen on the E-Transit. Both are located on the rear axle and produce instant torque of 318 pound-feet (431 Newton-meters). That should translate to 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under seven seconds and a top speed of around 85 mph (137 km/h).

British magazine also has good authority that the E-Transit Custom is the next Ford to get the SYNC 4 infotainment system with a majestic 12-inch screen to echo the larger electric vans. The battery pack will double as an energy source to power external devices thanks to the vehicle charging functionality of up to 2.3 kW.

Despite being announced today, production of the E-Transit Custom will not begin until 2023. Assembly will take place at Ford’s Otosan facility in Kocaeli, Turkey where the all-electric next-generation Volkswagen Transporter will also be built. It is the second of a total of five EVs from the Ford Pro to go on sale in Europe in 2024.


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