Ford has launched an all-electric Transit industrial van, however do not anticipate to see it in native showrooms anytime quickly.

The 2021 Ford E-Transit has been unveiled, providing round 350 kilometres of all-electric driving for European clients.

Ford says the brand new electrical Transit was measured utilizing the newer and more accurate WLTP test, with the 350km vary out there because of a 67kWh battery, sending energy to the rear wheels by way of a 198kW/430Nm electrical motor.

On the stricter EPA take a look at cycle used within the US, the E-Transit information a much less aggressive 202km vary determine.

Even with the bigger battery pack – which is mounted beneath the physique to take care of dimensions within the cargo space – patrons nonetheless get 1616kg of payload, or 1967kg within the cab-chassis variant.

Builders and tradies may use the van’s batteries to energy their instruments when working on-site, with charging taking round 8.2 hours by way of its built-in AC charger.

It will probably additionally settle for DC quick charging at a price of as much as 115kW, enabling 72km of vary to be added in simply 15 minutes.

These dwelling in excessive climates can program the van’s heater or air conditioner to activate at a sure time, guaranteeing the cabin is the fitting temperature earlier than heading off on the morning commute.

As soon as on the highway, drivers profit from Ford’s SYNC four infotainment system through a 12.0-inch touchscreen, and clever adaptive cruise management.

Security options embrace visitors signal recognition, clever velocity help, pre-collision help, blind-spot help, lane-change help, reverse brake help, and a 360-degree digicam system.

Ford says operating prices are lowered by round 40 per cent in contrast with conventional petrol- and diesel-powered Transit vans, because of decrease upkeep bills and gasoline payments.

Will the 2021 Ford E-Transit come to Australia?

At this stage, it seems as if the fully-electric E-Transit will solely be supplied inside Europe, due partially to far stricter emissions legal guidelines being launched in that a part of the world from 2021.

Ford Australia Communications Director, Matt Moran, advised CarAdvice: “Whereas we’ve no native plans for the automobile to share in the present day, we all the time look to the very best of our international portfolio for autos that go well with the rising wants of Australian clients”.