Ford E-Transit Coming 2022
October 7, 2021
Ford’s first electric vehicle in Australia will be the E-Transit van, due next year – with more electric and hybrid models due over the coming years.
Ford Australia has confirmed it will launch its first electric vehicle in Australia mid-next year, the 2022 Ford E-Transit van.
Slated for a local launch in mid-2022, the E-Transit will launch in Australia in rear-wheel-drive, long-wheelbase 420L guise – with prices are yet to be confirmed.
Powering the van is a 198kW/430Nm electric motor driving the rear wheels – making it the most powerful Transit on sale – mated to a 68kWh (net) battery capacity beneath the floor. Ford claims 317km of driving range on Europe’s WLTP test cycle, said to be 2.5 times the average daily distance covered by a commercial van.
DC fast charging at up to 115kW allows for a 15 to 80 per cent charge in 34 minutes, while 11.3kW AC charging from a home wallbox can provide a 100 per cent charge in 8.2 hours.
Ford quotes 11.3 and 12.4 cubic metres of cargo capacity in mid-roof and high-roof guises available in Australia – identical to an equivalent diesel Transit 350L RWD – while 4.2-tonne gross vehicle mass and 1616kg payload figures are also claimed.
A 12-inch Sync 4 touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, satellite navigation and over-the-air updates will be available in Australia. Other highlights include Normal, Eco and Slippery drive modes, Pre-Conditioning functionality allowing drivers to set the cabin temperature while the vehicle charges, and a rear suspension design specific to the E-Transit.
Ford’s typical five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty will carry over to the E-Transit, along with an eight-year/160,000km warranty for the battery and other high-voltage components.