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2023 Ford E-Transit price and specs: Electric delivery van reaches Australia

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Key Points

  • 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.

Ford E-Transit charging port and cargo areaFord E-Transit charging port and cargo area

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

Grey Ford E-Transit at AC charging station bays in front of commercial office

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.

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E-Transit Price, Models and Features

Grey Ford E-Transit driving in city

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.

Ford E-Transit Mid RoofFord E-Transit Mid Roof

E-Transit Mid Roof price: $104,990 before on-road costs

E-Transit features:

Battery68kWh usable lithium-ion battery
Type 2 to Type 2 (Mode 3) portable charging cable
Exterior16-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
InteriorBlack fabric seats
Three-seat interior
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
Technology12-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
Safety assistFront auto emergency braking (AEB) with car/pedestrian/intersection detection
Blind-spot assist
Lane-keep assist
Adaptive cruise control
Traffic sign recognition
Auto high beam headlights
Rear view camera
Front and rear parking sensors
Ford E-Transit High RoofFord E-Transit High Roof

E-Transit High Roof price: $106,490 before on-road costs

High Roof adds:

ExteriorHigh roof with 12.4 cubic-metre cargo space
Grey Ford E-Transit driving on city motorway

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

Ford E-Transit Mid Roof cargo area

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)Servicing cost
12 months/30,000km$185
24 months/60,000km$185
36 months/90,000km$185
48 months/120,000km$185
60 months/150,000km$185

How does the E-Transit compare to other EVs?

Ford and E-Transit logos on front charging port

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.

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