Ford E-Transit, the electric van makes its debut in Italy. Up to 317 km of autonomy


Ford E-Transit is the first commercial vehicle of the house of the Blue Oval fully electric . The American manufacturer has chosen Milan to present to the Italian market this new battery-powered model. A van that aims to offer the same qualities of the endothermic model that has achieved so much success over time, with the added advantages of electric traction. It will arrive in dealerships during the spring of 2022. In Italy prices start from 48. 500 euro (excluding VAT).

AT THE SERVICE OF THE WORLD OF LABOR

The new Ford E-Transit offers customers a wide choice of versions for bodywork, wheelbase, roof height and total mass ( GVM), offering up to 25 possible variants between van, double cab van and chassis cab. The net payload reaches 1. 758 kg in the van version and up to 2. 090 kg in cabinet models.

The vehicle has been designed to satisfy most of the demands of professionals. The powertrain adopts a single electric motor capable of delivering 135 kW (184 CV) or 198 kW (269 CV) of maximum power with a torque of 430 Nm. The engine is powered by a battery with a capacity of 68 kWh capable of offering an autonomy that reaches up to 317 km according to the WLTP cycle.

Expressly conceived for the world of work the function ProPower Onboard which allows you to power external electrical devices up to a power of 2.3 kW . Sockets are located in the cockpit and cargo area to power tools, lights, laptops and conversions such as refrigeration units.

Speaking of recharging, the accumulator can be supplied with energy at a maximum power in current continuous of 115 kW . In this scenario, to go from 15% all ‘80% of the capacity needed 34 minutes. In alternating current, however, the battery can be recharged up to , 3 kW.

Ford E-Transit will provide all customers with complete standard equipment. In particular, in Italy it will be offered in a single Trend setting. As standard, among other things, we will find the electronic temperature control, the SYNC 4 infotainment system with display from 12 inches, the Keyless Start system, heated seats, Quickclear windshield and heated power mirrors.

There will obviously be several ADAS systems to make driving safer. We will find, for example, Cruise Control, Pre Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning and Lane-Keeping Aid.

CONNECTED SERVICES

As mentioned above, the new Ford E-Transit features the infotainment SYNC 4. This platform will be able to plan the most efficient route and update drivers on charging, traffic, parking availability in real time, as well as find points of interest such as charging stations, cafes or ATMs nearby. Also present are voice commands and support for Amazon Alexa.

Thanks to OTA updates via Ford Power Up, E-Transit’s software and SYNC will get continuously benefit from the new features introduced. Ford also offers a suite of software and services that improve productivity, uptime and operating costs for businesses. For example, Ford Telematics allows customers to monitor and manage vehicle operating status, along with charging management, EV alerts, vehicle accident and safety alerts and even customized driver training plans.

Through the Telematics dashboard , operators can view real-time data relating to their E-Transit fleet, such as vehicle position, range and state of charge, and can track and geolocate their vehicles. Drivers can also benefit from a full range of features to optimize vehicle usage, including the ability to easily submit details of any vehicle problem using the Telematics Drive App , associate with specific vehicles, locate available charging points using the SYNC 4 system, and easily identify home charging costs that require a refund, without the need to submit separate charges.

In addition, all E-Transit vehicles are also fully integrated into the FORDLiive connected system uptime , the free, integrated and connected service available to Ford commercial vehicle operators that allows them to maximize uptime using real-time vehicle health data.


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