Compact Van: Fit for 2 Euro Pallets
Ford have unveiled the brand-new 2023 E-Transit Courier, their least hefty electric business-oriented auto, that will be accessible in Europe beginning with the coming year.
In contrast to its forerunner, utilizing a combustion engine, the all-new battery-powered mini-van is larger in every dimension – including cargo potential. Its size between the back arches is now 48 inches (1,220 millimeters), granting the E-Transit Courier the privilege of fitting two Euro pallets for the first time.
In addition, the overall cargo capacity stands at 102.4 cubic feet (2.9 cubic meters), representing a boost of 25% compared to the prior version. The greatest load is 1,543 lbs (700 kg) and the peak towing load is 1,653 pounds (750 kg).
A captivating trait of the recently revealed Ford E-Transit Courier is the cargo section bulkhead representation which makes it possible for pilots to transport lengthy items such as pipes and planks over 8.5 feet (2.6 m) long, even though the official communication fails to state the highest allowance.
The interior of the miniature electric van involves a digitalized sort of dashboard which is formed from a twelve-inch LCD monitor that has been incorporated with Ford’s most advanced Sync 4 operating system. Standard components encompass wireless Apple Carplay, Android Auto, as well as an integrated modem which helps to facilitate nonstop on-line connections with the Ford Pro environment and in addition allows for remote software modernizing.
A broad selection of superior driver-assistance features are provided as a base requirement, although the specifics have not been detailed. Customers have the choice to add an optional pack that contains Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering and Stop & Go, Blind Spot Informative System containing Cross Traffic Warning, Intersection Aid, and Reverse Brake Support.
Ford has come together with TVL, the auto security professionals, to provide OEM-fitted lock kits for the mini van. These feature extra hook locks designed to counteract peel-and-steal approaches and automated locking on the side door that slides. Additionally, this squircle steering wheel is tailored to enhance visibility and leg room for the driver.
As a further add-on, Ford has created an Office Pack that features a collapsible flat workspace and lighting that can be utilized like a portable station, similar to the F-150 Lightning’s Work Top.
The recently unveiled 2023 Ford E-Transit Courier is driven by an impressive 100 kilowatt forefront electric motor that derives its energy from a battery pack which has yet to be specified. Charging can be done quickly using DC fast charger up to 100 kW, which is capable of increasing 54 miles (87 kilometers) in just 10 minutes; however, Ford believes the mini electric van will primarily be charged at home with the help of a wall connected charger.
With an 11-kilowatt alternating current residential charger, the battery can reach optimal capacity in as little as 5.7 hours; users can initiate charging at specific intervals with either the handle on the car, or via the system installed at the refueling station. Access to the BlueOval Charge Network platform is free for the first year; projections suggest that by 2024 it will feature half a million public charging points.
The capacity of the battery, range capabilities, and power expenditure have yet to be revealed by the renowned blue oval company, asserting that further information will be released before the vehicle is made available for sale.
This year, the newly introduced Ford Transit Courier will be obtainable bearing a collection of gasoline and diesel motor designs; with the zero-emissions E-Transit Courier to appear in 2024. The mini commercial vehicle can be found in both minivan and double-cab-in-van builds.
All prototypes will be constructed in Craiova, Romania, by Ford Otosan, in precisely the same facility where the small Ford Puma crossover is being made.