Monday, April 10, 2023
Automotive
Alex Lowe

Ford announces new electric E-Transit Courier

Last week, Ford unveiled its latest electric commercial vehicle, the E-Transit Courier. The new van is likely going to be the smallest van the company is going to produce, which is the case currently. Ford has been closely working with Volkswagen for all of its upcoming electric vehicles, for example the new E-Transit Custom and the ID.Buzz share the same platform, as do the Ford Ranger and the VW Amarock and for the new Ford Explorer, it uses the ID.4 as a base.

However, with the new E-Tranist Courier, Ford is using the Ford Puma platform and will be produced alongside it in Romania. To make space for the new van, Ford has used the production line from the now discontinued Ecosport crossover.

The new Courier will be available as both an all electric van and also with some combustion offerings, at least until the petrol/diesel ban comes into play in 2030. Ford will offer both a 1.0-litre petrol and a 1.5-litre diesel, both of which are used in Puma currently. Ford will launch the combustion version first, in Q3 2023 with the electric variant arriving in 2024.

Ford E-Transit Courier Interior

Ford will also plan on launching a passenger version, with the Tourneo. This variant will effectively become the entry level passenger vehcinel the company will offer, as the Fiesta is son to be dropped from sale.

Ford has supplied enough technical details about the electric motors set to be used in the E-Transit Courier, it’ll have a 134bhp motor with a limited top speed of 90mph. Charging will support up to 100kW and be able to charge up from 10-80% in 35 minutes. No range information has been provided, or battery size.

Inside the new van is a dashboard design similar to the new Explorer and the E-Transit Custom. The steering wheel is a nice square shape and features a large 12-inch infotainment screen, with a 12-inch drivers display too.

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