Ford is claiming to be the first manufacturer to deliver plug-in hybrid technology for zero-emission driving capability to the one-tonne van segment, with the new Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid. The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid starts from £39,145 excluding VAT for Leader trim; £40,595 for Trend and £42,950 for Limited.
Ford Transit Custom
The Ford Transit Custom commercial vehicle was Britain’s No.2 top-selling vehicle among all vehicles sold in October, only outsold by the country’s best-selling car, the Ford Fiesta. The Transit Custom range powered Ford’s share of the commercial vehicle market to 33.2 percent, up nearly two percentage points from October last year, and more than double the market share of the nearest rival. Transit Custom (including the Tourneo Custom people carrier) is now the No.3 top-selling vehicle range in Britain for the year to date.
Ford is already investigating how plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) can operate in London, and has now announced it will also begin testing of similar vehicles in Valencia in Spain. The collaboration between Ford Smart Mobility, the regional government of Valencia and the Valencia City leadership, is designed to see how Transit Custom PHEV fleets could contribute to cleaner air targets and enhanced productivity.
Ford has revealed the new Transit Custom one-tonne commercial vehicle. The new Transit Custom will be available to order later this year, and is scheduled for customer delivery in early 2018
Ford has detailed seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including a plug-in hybrid Transit Custom van in Europe, hybrid versions of the F-150 pickup and Mustang in the US, and a fully electric SUV with an expected range of at least 300 miles for customers globally
Ford has provided a fleet of 200 new Ford Transit Custom vans to National Grid for use by its engineers maintaining the gas supply network.
The UK’s leading heating technology manufacturer Vaillant is replacing its 230-strong fleet of Transit vans with the new Ford Transit Custom.
Leicester Tigers and England rugby star, Louis Deacon, has taken delivery of a new Ford Ranger during his benefit year. The 6ft 6in ‘lock’ has teamed up with Ford dealer, Sandicliffe, and Everards Brewery, an existing operator of new Ford Transit Custom vans.
Ford’s first zero-emission family car will star at the Low Carbon Vehicle Event 2013 which opens this week at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.