All-New Ford E-Transit Custom

The electrified successor to the UK’s best-selling van has been announced by Ford Pro - the all-new Ford E-Transit Custom. This is set to be the benchmark in the enormous one tonne commercial van segment of the market, and its focus will be to help businesses and individuals easily make the change to full electric … and to stick with Ford.

Ford E-Transit Custom Front View

The new E-Transit Custom boasts bold new looks after a total redesign and a range of up to 236 miles on one full charge (impressive). However, there may be a bit of a wait for keen European buyers as production isn’t on the cards until 2023, at an upgraded Ford Otosan facility in Turkey.

“This is a watershed moment for commercial vehicle operators in Europe, and another hugely significant realisation 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.”

Close-up view of hexagonal patterned grille

So, what’s looking different? The front aspect has been brought more in line with other new Fords such as the Fiesta, Focus and the Tourneo Connect, with the same hexagonal patterned grille, angular LED lights and a rather cool full bonnet wraparound daytime-running light. Overall, it’s more balanced, giving a capable but sporty vibe that should please all types of users. Run by Ford’s sophisticated Pro software, this will streamline the vehicle’s charging, servicing and financing into one hub for superior customer service.