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Ford E-Transit gets greater range and can fast charge at lightning speed

April 24, 2024

Solid radius of action

Ford is giving the E-Transit – which has been on the market since 2021 – a solid update. Customers can opt for a new, larger battery, with a capacity of 89 kWh. The new battery is good for a driving range of 402 kilometers. A heat pump is standard for the new version and heats the interior more efficiently at low temperatures, preventing a sharp drop in range in winter. According to Ford, the new battery pack makes the large van excellent for customers with high highway mileage.

180 kW fast charging

The new battery variant of the Ford E-Transit can also charge significantly faster. The maximum AC charging power – which allows a bus to charge on business, at home or at a public charging station – has been doubled from 11 to 22 kW, making it possible to fully charge the battery in less than six hours. At a quick charger along the highway, the E-Transit’s large battery can handle up to 180 kW of charging power. A solid payload, then, for which an expensive electric car would not be ashamed. With a fast charger, the battery is back to 80% charge capacity in just 28 minutes.

Persons Version

Customers can also choose from different lengths and types of cabs for the electric Transit. There are a total of 19 different variants. Payload ranges from 1,460 kg to 1,814 kg, depending on the type. The E-Transit will also be available as a passenger transport version, with a factory-approved conversion of the electric E-Transit into a passenger bus. The new version is designed to help cab companies, schools and local governments, for example, electrify their fleets and future-proof their operations. This is to comply with stricter regulations and the more than 350 low-emission zones already designated across Europe – including in all capitals of European Union countries.