“This is a watershed moment for commercial vehicle operators in Europe, and another hugely significant realization of our Ford Pro ambitions,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe.  -  Ford

“This is a watershed moment for commercial vehicle operators in Europe, and another hugely significant realization of our Ford Pro ambitions,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe.

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Continuing its move toward electrification transformation, global automaker Ford Motor Company has unveiled the first details of the all-new all-electric E-Transit Custom van.

The E-Transit Custom is the first of four all-electric commercial vehicles introduced by Ford Pro, the automaker’s vehicle services and distribution arm, by 2024. The E-Transit Custom is designed to “help businesses across the region to effortlessly make the change to electrified vehicles,” according to Ford.

The new E‑Transit Custom will be supported by Ford Pro software, charging, service, and financing solutions via one platform to help increase uptime and reduce operating costs.

The E-Transit Custom promises a targeted driving range of up to 380 km (236 miles), DC fast-charging, and full towing capability. ProPower Onboard technology will provide exportable power for tools, lights and devices while on site.

“This is a watershed moment for commercial vehicle operators in Europe, and another hugely significant realization of our Ford Pro ambitions,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “Europe’s best-selling van just went all-electric and – supported by our unique Ford Pro one-stop-shop of productivity-boosting services – the operating benefits this will bring to business across Europe cannot be overstated.”

The all-electric van will begin production in the second half of 2023. All Transit Custom variants will be built by Ford Otosan – Ford’s joint venture in Turkey – at the Kocaeli site.

Originally posted on Global Fleet Management

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