Ford launched the all-electric E-Transit Courier compact van. The vehicle will be officially introduced later this month at Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham. The electric E-Transit Courier is expected to enter series production in 2024, while the thermal versions of the van (petrol and diesel) can be ordered from summer 2023 for delivery before year-end.

Furthermore, extending Ford Pro’s line-up of innovative electrified and connected cargo vans, the all-new E‑Transit Courier is fully integrated with Ford Pro’s platform of software and connected services to further drive efficient operation including end-to-end charging solutions and management tools from Ford Pro Software.

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Ford E-Transit Courier completely redesigned

To further boost productivity, E-Transit Courier has been completely redesigned around a larger, more flexible cargo area that delivers 26 per cent more load volume than the outgoing model, plus enhanced capability including increased payload 2 and space for two Euro pallets. “E-Transit Courier moves its segment up a level with uncompromised EV performance, higher load capacity and fully connected support including end-to-end charging solutions, Ford Pro E‑Telematics and uptime-boosting FORDLiive,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “Ford Pro’s long-standing market leadership gives us unrivalled insight into customers’ needs and means we can help them get big productivity from their compact vans with more connectivity and capability than ever before.”

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E-Transit Courier’s all-electric powertrain has been engineered to deliver an uncompromised driving experience for customers, including a powerful 100 kW motor and one-pedal driving capability. Full performance and range details will be confirmed closer to launch.

Ford Pro Charging is targeting an 11 kW AC overnight home charge in 5.7 hours, 3 and charging can be scheduled to take advantage of cheaper overnight energy using the in-vehicle touchscreen or depot charging software. To support efficient public charging, the vehicle offers DC fast charge capability up to 100 kW. No precise information were communicated by the manufacturer as for the vehicle expected range.

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Increased load capacity and volume

Finally, E-Transit Courier’s all-new body design delivers increased load capacity in all dimensions. Width between the rear wheelarches is 1,220 mm, enabling the compact van to carry two Euro pallets for the first time. Total cargo volume is now 2.9 cubic meters, 26 per cent more than the outgoing model. This can be further increased using the new load-through bulkhead feature, which enables customers to carry items such as planks or pipe over 2,600 mm long. Maximum payload for the all-electric model is 700kg, with a maximum towing weight of 750 kg.

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In addition, Ford engineers have significantly enhanced E-Transit’s charging performance for every extended range model. Maximum AC charge capability has been increased from 11 kW to 22 kW, DC fast charging capability has been increased from 115 kW to 180 kW.