Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
There’s one major hurdle when it comes to owning a Transit Custom PHEV: its purchase price. It costs almost 85% more than the diesel equivalent. In the long term, though, it'll be will be far cheaper to run, with lower servicing costs than on a diesel and smaller fuel bills, provided you charge the batteries regularly.
The PHEV is also exempt from the London congestion charge and, due to growing anti-diesel sentiment and increasing interest in green alternatives, the PHEV is also predicted to have stronger residual values than a regular Transit Custom.