Ford Reveals Smallest Van: One of Nine EVs in Europe by 2024
As stated by Autocar, Ford has communicated that it intends to unveil a recent electric car on April 6th of 2023. The corporation confirmed it to be an electric van, thus solidifying its likelihood of being the mini E-Transit Courier.
The corporation committed to presenting a selection of nine fresh EVs to Europe by 2024, with the E-Transit Courier as the lone van in the range. This entry-level electric Courier van follows the mid-sized E-Transit Custom van as well as the classic full-size E-Transit.
Ford ushered in 2021 with the introduction of its full-size, all-electric E-Transit. Soon after, we expect to see the midsize E-Transit Custom as well. Last but not least, Ford’s B2E platform is being adapted for both gas and electricity-powered motors; a sign that the smaller E-Transit Courier may be just around the corner. Evidence of this possibility was seen recently with the appearance of the E-Turneo MPV.
Whilst Autocar reinforces that the Courier has yet to be presented officially, they expect it to closely resemble the Puma EV which will be released to the public in 2024. The magazine makes reference to the fact that due to its significant battery pack, it will almost definitely have a lessened loadability compared to its combustion engine counterpart.
The full-size and medium-sized E-Transits experience a reduced capability as compared to their gasoline-powered fellows. The gas-fueled Courier is capable of carrying a heavy load up to 595 kilogrammes.
Current spy images of the Tourneo Courier (illustrated above) indicate that it will come with a totally modern interior, equipped with both the Ford SYNC 4 infotainment system and dual instrumentation panel from the new Transit Custom. Additionally, the upcoming electric Courier could potentially feature the extendible, tilting steering wheel observed in the Custom, which is capable of becoming a private desk for the operator.
The forthcoming E-Transition Courier will enter the array of seven fresh electric autos Ford is intending to introduce to Europe by the termination of next year. Apart from the electric Explorer just divulged for the market, a zesty electric crossover is prophesied, in addition to several varieties based on the distinct magnitude of Transit vans.