THE NEW E-TRANSIT. We raise the curtain a bit more.

You probably won't climb a mountain, run on icy slopes or cross a route with thousands of holes before you start working. Ford, however, subjected its all-electric E-Transit to all of these tests as part of its development phase before sending it to work.

To ensure that E-Transit can handle the heavy use of hundreds of thousands of users with different needs, for 12 weeks Ford engineers subjected it to these torture tests, reproducing the effects of 240,000 km or 10 years of persistent labour. In the service of customers, Transit must be guaranteed to be able to cross even the worst roads in the world, on cobblestones, potholes and curbs on city streets and in climatic conditions from Siberia to the Sahara. Its all-electric drive is tested to the limit in extreme situations – in snow and ice, heat and heat – to optimize the car's performance and cabin comfort.

Because E-Transit must justify the confidence of drivers that it is safe, tough and reliable, like any other member of its light commercial family. For maximum warranty, Ford also uses the best way to test the quality – handing it over for testing in the hands of its most demanding customers. Ten E-Transit prototypes have been tested in different intensive and real operational scenarios in the postal, municipal and utility sectors, courier services and last mile deliveries. Among the companies testing E-Transit for a period of 6 to 12 months in the United Kingdom are the companies AWB for waste disposal, Balfour Beatty for construction, infrastructure services and maintenance, the courier DHL Express and the online store Ocado Group. The Cologne Municipal Fleet and the DPD couriers in Germany, the Norwegian Post in Norway and the leader in sanitation and environmental services in the Scandinavian countries, Recover Nordic, are in the pipeline too.

With first deliveries to European customers in the spring of 2022, E-Transit will provide pure electric mileage on the WLTP of up to 317 km1 – approximately three times a day for the average EU light commercial driver – with approximately 40% saving operating costs compared to diesel models.

E-Transit offers European customers 25 body variants, length, roof height and total vehicle weight. The payload is up to 1758 kg for vans and up to 2090 kg for chassis cab models. With the Pro Power Onboard, the all-new E-Transit is also the first commercial model to be a mobile power source of up to 2.3 kW to help its customers.

E-Transit's standard FordPass Connect modem and SYNC 4 system support a Ford Pro ecosystem of connected services and technologies to optimize fleet efficiency. Features include easy finding and paying for charging on the go, monitoring via Ford Telematics or the FordPass Pro app, and access to the performance-enhancing FORDLiive connectivity system, reducing vehicle maintenance time and costs.

The all-electric E-Transit ranks next to the award-winning, electrified Transit Custom in its Plug-In Hybrid and soft hybrid versions and the other conventional variants of the five models in Ford's diverse light truck range - Courier, Connect, Custom, Transit and the Ranger pickup. Available in passenger and load variants of various lengths and heights, providing optimal dimensions and leading load-carrying indicators, they combine ultra-modern technologies, economy, functionality and durability with low maintenance costs and advanced driver assistance systems2, highly rated with gold awards from the independent organization Euro NCAP3.

Not coincidentally, in recent years Ford has repeatedly been the best-selling light commercial range of up to 3.5 tons brand in Europe, according to ACEA. It is again No.1 in the EU for the first 9 months of 2021, with over 251,100 registered LCV cars during the period, which is over 13.5% more than the second best-selling manufacturer in the ranking noted by Dataforce4.

Customers can choose a car from the Transit family that best suits their business needs and with a 5-year warranty.

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1 Officially homologated energy efficiency figures will be published closer to on-sale date. Targeted range and charge time based on manufacturer tested values and calculation according to the WLTP drive cycle. Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviours, vehicle maintenance, lithium-ion battery age and state of health. Declared WLTP data on fuel / energy consumption, CO2 emissions and electric mileage are determined according to the technical requirements and specifications of the latest amendments to European Regulations (EC) 715/2007 and (EU) 2017/1151. The applied standard testing procedures allow comparison between different types of cars and different manufacturers.

2 Active safety functions to assist the driver are complementary and do not replace attention, judgment and the need to control the vehicle

3 Ford is the only light truck manufacturer to receive gold medals from Euro NCAP for its vans in both the 1-tonne and 2-tonne segments, after the gold status and for the Transit Custom from 29.10.2021 and is currently also the only manufacturer with more than one van with gold status in its range, with Transit receiving the highest score of all vehicles tested.

4 Ford Europe reports sales for its 20 traditional European markets: Austria, Belgium, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland