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Ford E-Transit review

Category: Electric Van

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Ford E-Transit 2022 front right tracking
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  • Ford e-Transit 2022 interior dashboard
  • Ford E-Transit 2022 interior front seats
  • Ford e-Transit 2022 interior infotainment
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  • Ford E-Transit 2022 charging socket detail
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Ford e-Transit will cost you less to buy than the rival Mercedes eSprinter and is about on a par with the Renault Master E-Tech.

In terms of safety kit, the model's introduction has given Ford a good opportunity to bring in some much-needed changes to help it keep pace with its competitors.

Two trim options are available, Base and Trend. Entry-level Base vans get Electronic Air Temperature Control, keyless start, heated seats, a Quickclear windscreen and heated power mirrors. Trend adds sat-nav, cruise control, pre-collision assist with pedestrian detection, as well as lane-departure warning, lane-keeping aid, and front and rear parking distance sensors.

Fleet buyers also need to look into Ford Pro, the new wraparound service that provides everything from finance and advice on the best chargers to install, all the way through to live monitoring of vehicles, including using telematics to spot potential mechanical issues, order parts and arrange for fixes to be made. It's free for a year and then available via a subscription, and is so successful at preventing issues that Ford's data suggests it has saved around 15% of downtime for its monitored fleet to date.

The basic Ford warranty covers three years and 60,000 miles, as well as an additional 100,000 miles of cover for the electric components including the battery. When you factor in all that, the E-Transit gives you more choice, more power and more range than rivals, while undercutting them when it comes to cost as well.

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Ford e-Transit 2022 interior infotainment

Overview

If its name doesn’t help sell the Ford E-Transit, its alluring mix of performance, payload and price will likely see it becoming the most talked about and popular large electric vans of its kind.

  • Staggering power
  • Attractive 12in touchscreen
  • Huge range of body types
  • May be too fast for fleets
  • High rear step
  • Two-stage brake regeneration takes time to get used to