Ford Hybrid and Electric
Transit Custom PHEV has an advanced hybrid system that targets a zero-emission range of 31 miles, and features the multi-award winning Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine as a range extender. The EcoBoost engine charges the on-board batteries when longer trips are required between charging stops, providing operators with outstanding efficiency and flexibility.
In addition, the vehicles will feature geofencing technology, which is capable of automatically modifying vehicle settings based on each van’s current location. This could be used, for example, to ensure the hybrid system is switched to electric-only mode when a vehicle enters a low-emission zone within an inner-city area. Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market.
The technology enables the vehicle to be charged with mains electricity for zero-emission journeys, while the compact and fuel-efficient EcoBoost engine generates additional charge for the batteries when required. The Transit Custom PHEV uses a series-hybrid driveline configuration, with the vehicle’s wheels driven exclusively by an electric motor, rather than by the combustion engine.
The battery pack is a compact liquid-cooled lithium-ion design located under the load floor, preserving the full cargo volume offered by the standard Transit Custom van.
The PHEV approach provides city-based commercial vehicle operators with a range of benefits. In addition to the zero-emission capability of a targeted 31 miles, the Transit Custom PHEV uses petrol fuel for a target total range of more than 310 miles (500 kilometres) to eliminate range anxiety.
The PHEV also has an increased payload capacity compared with battery-only electric vehicles, and the ability to offer quick and easy recharging from a standard electricity supply.
The future of Commercial Vehicles
The advanced electric powertrain can be charged at the mains and runs solely on electric power on shorter journeys.
With support from the multi award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine, the van delivers outstanding efficiency, even on longer trips.
The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid van helps reduce local pollution, and delivers all the flexibility, capability and dependability you expect from a Ford Transit Custom.
New Transit Custom PHEV
Fully charged, the New Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid’s can take you more than 30 miles (48kilometres) using the electric motor alone. Ideal on those short trips in the city that usually result in low efficiency and more money spent on fuel.
On longer journeys, the 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine helps to extend the van’s range to over 310 miles (500 kilometres) – working with regenerative braking to recharge the battery.
And once sufficiently charged, you can switch back to electric only, helping you save money and reduce pollution.
New Tourneo Custom PHEV
The New Ford Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) is purpose-built to help transport passengers more efficiently than ever.
Smart, hybrid technology helps keep emissions at a minimum, whilst intelligent design creates a refined and sophisticated interior for everyone to enjoy.
The New Ford Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid has two sources of power to help your passengers get where they need to be more efficiently than ever.
An advanced electric powertrain enables you to complete shorter trips with zero emissions. On Longer journeys the multiple award-winning 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine kicks in to ensure you can go as far as you want.