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    Ford Pro reveals all-electric E-Tourneo Custom multi-activity electric vehicle (EV)

    Ford Pro has today revealed its all-new E-Tourneo Custom electric vehicle (EV). It’s spearheading the next-generation Tourneo multi-activity vehicle line-up and features an advanced all-electric zero emissions powertrain. 

    E-Tourneo Custom combines a new platform engineered to deliver maximum versatility and comfort with a high-efficiency battery-electric drivetrain that can deliver a targeted driving range of up to 230 miles (370km).

    One of four new all-electric Ford models being launched in Europe by 2024, E-Tourneo Custom targets both personal-use and business customers, offering spacious accommodation for up to eight occupants.

    The new model introduces a full suite of premium features including ultra-flexible track-mounted rear seating, hands-free power side doors, B&O audio system, two digital key cards, a panoramic glass roof and an innovative tilting steering wheel.

    Quiet electric propulsion and a new level of ride comfort and stability are offered by the optimised chassis architecture with independent rear suspension.

    Hans Schep, Ford Pro Europe general manager, said: “Whether it’s an active family trip at the weekend or shuttling execs to the airport in style, comfort and refinement, E-Tourneo Custom’s all-electric powertrain, advanced connectivity, cutting-edge design and new luxury features make it a compelling choice.

    “The Tourneo brand has always stood for space and versatility – now we’re extending the appeal to a new generation of discerning EV buyers seeking performance and comfort.”

    Superior EV Performance

    Utilising the same high-density battery cell technology as the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup in a 74kWh useable battery, with a 160kW electric motor, E-Tourneo Custom will deliver exceptional performance and refinement. 

    The multi-activity vehicle’s all-electric powertrain also offers one-pedal drive capability for even greater energy efficiency and a more relaxed and comfortable driving experience.

    An onboard 11kW AC three-phase charger is capable of fully recharging the battery in less than eight hours and a 15-80 per cent recharge takes around 41 minutes using a 125kW DC fast charger. 

    E‑Tourneo Custom’s charge profile front-loads the energy to enable quick top-ups; in lab testing, using a 125kW DC fast charger added almost 23 miles (37km) of range in just five minutes.

    E-Tourneo Custom offers a maximum towing capacity of 2,000kg, along with a generous payload allowance, helping adventurous owners carry friends, family and sports equipment with ease, and business operators transport customers and their luggage efficiently.

    Pro Power Onboard technology also enables customers to fully utilise the potential of Tourneo Custom’s electrified variants, delivering up to 2.3kW through sockets in the front cabin. This is ideal for powering digital devices, tools or sports and camping equipment when off-grid.

    Innovative Design 

    The all-new Tourneo Custom features a sculpted yet practical design and neat-looking appearance. The all-electric E-Tourneo Custom highlights its technology and performance through a unique grille treatment, which is combined with very distinctive LED lighting with signature full-width graphics.

    The practical design is continued within the vehicle, and the stylish two- or three-seat front cabin offers a significant step forward in technology and comfort, with high-quality materials and clean, contemporary surfaces.

    The instrument panel features an ergonomic 13-inch touchscreen with SYNC 4 infotainment system. This combines with the new digital instrument cluster to create an intuitive, driver-focused cockpit, with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility as standard. 

    The Tourneo also doubles up as a mobile living room or workspace, with an ergonomic device holder for laptops and tablets, or folded flat to become a convenient table.

    Maximising comfort and ease of movement within the cabin have been a design priority. All variants feature steering wheels with a square-shaped lower rim. This “squircle” shape – and column-mounted shifter for vehicles with an automatic transmission – frees up more space as well as making ingress and egress easier.

    Further front cabin space and increased storage come from Ford engineers repositioning the front passenger airbag from the instrument panel to the roof. This enables users to keep a laptop or A4 folder-sized items in covered dashboard storage. This means electronic devices can now be safely fitted closer to the driver with industry-standard AMPS mountings.

    Ford Pro Support

    Customers can benefit from superfast connectivity via a standard 5G modem that powers convenient, intuitive support from Ford Pro’s digital services to make running Tourneo Custom simple and cost-efficient.

    Owners can manage their charging, pre-condition the battery and cabin, remotely lock the doors and monitor vehicle security. Plus, get vehicle-specific health alerts via the FordPass app or, for business operators, productivity-boosting Ford Pro software.

    All Tourneo Custom owners, private and commercial, can also take advantage of support from the FORDLiive connected uptime system that has already helped prevent 145,000 days of vehicle downtime for businesses across Europe. 

    The complimentary service is designed to use real-time vehicle health data to help prevent breakdowns and shorten repair times via proactive health alerts. This includes expedited parts delivery and digital support from dedicated FORDLiive Agents and Ford’s vehicle engineering teams. 

    More than 30 separate modules on Tourneo Custom are capable of receiving Ford Power-Up over-the-air software updates to help improve vehicle performance, deliver quality upgrades, update existing features and add all-new functions and capabilities.

    The all-new Tourneo Custom is a practical yet smart-looking electric vehicle that’s ideal for family activities as well as commercial use. No prices have been revealed as yet but we do know it will be produced by Ford Otosan in Kocaeli, Turkey, with deliveries to European customers from mid-2023. 

    Ian Osborne
    Ian Osborne
    Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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