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Ford has released some technical details and pricing of the PHEV version of its best selling Transit Custom. It’s the first van in this segment to offer a petrol-electric powertrain.

Although marketed as a PHEV in fact it’s a range extender (REx), meaning the motor is electric-only and the 1.0 petrol engine only cuts in to recharge the battery. We think this has many advantages in reduced fuel use and improved reliability.

Ford Transit Custom PHEV

It’s FWD with a 123bhp electric motor and a 13.6kWh battery pack. Recharge time is 2.7hrs using a Type 2 AC rapid-charger.

Claimed electric-only range is 35 miles, total driving range above 310 miles, and combined economy of 91.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 60g/km. Fully loaded in winter 20-25 miles sounds more probable, but for many trades doing local work this will mean they never need to use any petrol.

Ford Transit Custom PHEV dash

UK prices for the van start at £39,145 (plus VAT) in Leader version rising to £42,950 in Limited spec.

Payload and load volume remain unchanged at 1130kg and 6.0m3 respectively. Ford also offers an eight-year, 100,000-mile battery warranty.

Ford Transit Custom PHEV dash closeup

The Transit has for decades been the best-driving and riding van available, and we expect this to continue with the PHEV. We first saw this at a trade show in July 2019 and the EV drivetrain improves the driving experience way above the diesel versions.

Source: Autocar

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