Ford Transit Plug-in Hybrid Electric Van unveiled

Ford’s plug-in hybrid electric Transit Custom van has made its dynamic debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event at Millbrook. The Ford Transit Custom PHEV has an advanced hybrid system that targets a zero-emission range in excess of 31 miles and features the multi-award winning Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine as a range extender to give a total range of some 310 miles. The PHEV approach not only gives a better range than a battery only vehicle, but also offers a higher payload and the ability to offer quick and easy recharging from a standard electricity supply. “For more than 50 years businesses have relied on Ford Transit to get the job done, and we are determined to maintain that tradition as we move into the electric age,” said Mark Harvey, director, urban electrified van programme, Ford of Europe. Ford is the first volume…