Ford returns to this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show at Birmingham’s NEC (31 Aug – 2 Sept) to introduce customers and visitors to its extended range of advanced services and market-leading products. The big news will be the debut of the new zero-emissions E-Transit, an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van.
The Ford stand will host a digital introduction to Ford Liive. This is a new connected system designed to help operators increase productivity and maximise vehicle uptime.
As well as being zero-emissions, the new E-Transit features Pro Power Onboard. This turns it into a mobile power source up to 2.3kw to use power tools and recharge equipment at job sites.
It comes with FordPass Connect which helps to optimise fleet efficiency, finding and paying for charging on the go. Plus, it enables over-the-air updates for features such as navigation.
The E-Transit is powered by a 67 kWh battery that provides around 200 miles (322km) of range. It will be available with a choice of body, length, roof height and Gross Vehicle Mass options.
Trials of the New E-Transit van and converted chassis cab have already begun in the UK with last-mile and supermarket delivery operators and utility providers.
Lisa Brankin, Ford of Britain and Ireland managing director, said: “Ford’s new offering of connected services in Ford Liive will further enhance our acclaimed vehicle range, which now includes the E-Transit battery electric two-tonne van from 2022, to ensure we deliver on our promise to keep customers’ businesses moving as we move to an all-electric future.”