20 September 2018

PHEV Transit Custom van next year

Ford has revealed its production version of a Transit Connect Custom with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, writes Brian Byrne.

The vehicle will have a 50km aero-emissions range in EV mode, and can travel 500km with the use of its 1.0 EcoBoost petrol engine used as a range extender.

Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market. The technology enables the vehicle to be charged with mains electricity for zero-emission journeys, contributing to reduced local emissions and allowing the vehicle to enter low-emissions zones.

The PHEV model will enter volume production in the second half of 2019.