- E-Transit electric van priced from $104,990
- Up to 307km driving range, 1611kg payload
- Rivals LDV eDeliver 9
The Ford E-Transit large electric commercial van has arrived in Australia, as another option for businesses to transition their fleets to zero exhaust emissions and cut running costs.
Priced from $104,990 to $106,490 before on-road costs, the E-Transit EV provides between 295km to 307km of claimed WLTP driving range depending on the body style.
The company claims the electric delivery van provides enough range to satisfy the daily needs of businesses driving in urban environments, while having reserves to account for varying load weights and weather conditions.
It also features the same load space as the diesel-powered equivalent Transit 350L.
The E-Transit is eligible for a limited number of Australian electric car incentives. It however will not be eligible for the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for company fleets and novated leases.
The Ford electric van directly rivals the LDV eDeliver 9, which is $11,547 more expensive in mid roof guise and $12,346 dearer for the high roof like-for-like.
E-Transit Range, Charging and Size
The Ford E-Transit electric van is offered in a long wheelbase mid roof configuration as standard, which provides more claimed range and maximum payload
Meanwhile, the optional high roof provides 1.4 cubic-metres more cargo volume in height, albeit at the expense of 12km less claimed range and 45kg less maximum payload.
All models come with a 68kWh usable lithium-ion battery pack, 11.3kW AC and 115kW DC charging capability, and a single electric motor for rear-wheel drive. Ford claims a redesigned rear suspension has improved handling and traction compared to the diesel-powered version.View our EV database
E-Transit Price, Models and Features
The Ford E-Transit is priced from $104,990 before on-road costs. Key features include a large 12-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto, built-in maps with automatic charging stop planning, FordPass connected services and remote smartphone app, and a full suite of active safety assistance systems.
A 32-amp Type 2 to Type 2 (Mode 3) portable charging cable is included as standard.
Additionally, the high roof configuration is a $1500 extra, while the addition of a right-hand side sliding cargo door and individual front passenger seat (replacing the dual joined seats) can also be optioned.
Compared to the diesel Transit 350L with an automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, it is $48,400 more electric by going electric. Keep in mind that significantly lower operating costs will eventually recoup that EV price premium over time – even though it’s nearly double the cost to initially buy.
E-Transit Mid Roof price: $104,990 before on-road costs
|68kWh usable lithium-ion battery
|Type 2 to Type 2 (Mode 3) portable charging cable
|16-inch steel wheels
|Mid roof with 11 cubic-metre cargo space
|Left-hand side (kerbside) sliding cargo door
|Rear barn-style 180-degree doors
|Auto halogen headlights and fog lights
|Blue-accented front grille with E-Transit badging
|Black fabric seats
|Heated front seats (driver and outer passenger)
|Leatherette steering wheel
|Single-zone climate control
|Overhead, dashboard and underseat storage compartments
|Electric park brake with auto hold
|Shift-by-wire rotary drive selector
|12-inch touchscreen with Ford Sync4 operating system
|Wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto
|Built-in maps, AM/FM/DAB+ radio, and Bluetooth
|Scheduled pre-conditioning (when AC charging)
|FordPass connected services and mobile app
|4.2-inch driver instrument display with analogue dials
|Front auto emergency braking (AEB) with car/pedestrian/intersection detection
|Adaptive cruise control
|Traffic sign recognition
|Auto high beam headlights
|Rear view camera
|Front and rear parking sensors
E-Transit High Roof price: $106,490 before on-road costs
High Roof adds:
|High roof with 12.4 cubic-metre cargo space
Ford E-Transit Options
- Standard paint – no cost: Frozen White
- Premium paint – $700: Moondust Silver; Magnetic
- Special Vehicle Options (SVO) Paint – $1400
- Dual sliding cargo doors (adds right-side access) – $1000
- Individual front passenger seat (two-seat interior) – $150
E-Transit Warranty and Servicing
The Ford E-Transit is covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre vehicle warranty and an eight-year/160,000km battery warranty.
Servicing is required every 12 months/30,000km. According to Ford Australia’s website, its capped-price servicing scheme can go beyond 12 years/360,000km.
2023 Ford E-Transit servicing schedule and costs:
|Servicing interval (time/distance)
How does the E-Transit compare to other EVs?
The Ford E-Transit compares similarly on paper with the LDV eDeliver 9, with the former being less expensive to purchase, gains more driving range, and doesn’t have the 90km/h maximum speed limit found on the Chinese electric van.
Both models can charge at around 11kW AC speeds when plugged into a compatible installed three-phase wall box charging station and have similar cargo volume in both mid- and high-roof configurations.
However, the LDV has the advantage of a longer lifespan lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery and is available in a cab chassis body style.
Datawrapper tables by Danny Thai
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