Ford introduced All-electric van that can handle business on weekdays and adventure on weekends. The E-Tourneo Custom falls under the Ford Pro umbrella and is therefore designed for work use, but can easily be outfitted as a camper van for your weekend getaways.
The E-Tourneo Custom is aimed in part at those interested in the growing van life movement. The van has been designed to be a little more practical than a camper van or motorhome, but still fully suitable for outdoor adventures. Ford’s latest EV could serve as a decent middle ground, offering both functionality and flexibility that would suit part-time van-livers perfectly.
Key Features — The E-Tourneo Custom will use the same battery cell technology as Ford’s F-150 Lightning pickup truck. The 74kWh battery will power the van’s 160kW electric motor and provide a range of around 230 miles.
You can charge the E-Tourneo Custom with 125 kW DC fast charging, which takes you from 15 to 80 percent in about 41 minutes. In emergencies, a five-minute quick charge can get you about 23 miles. The van is still compatible with 11kW AC charging, which can be fully charged in less than eight hours.
The EV version of the E-Tourneo Custom features 2.3kW of Ford’s Pro Power Onboard, which essentially acts as a power station, letting you charge your appliances, power tools or camping gear. For all your work needs, the van can handle a maximum towing capacity of 2,000 kilograms or approximately 4,400 pounds while offering a smoother ride with its quiet electric drive and redesigned chassis.
The E-Tourneo Custom comes with smart features like adaptive cruise control, reverse brake assist, fully active parking assist and 360-degree camera system, but you can outfit it with a tilting steering wheel, panoramic glass roof, rail-bound rear seats, power side doors, B&O Audio and digital key cards.
diesel first — Ford will offer the E-Tourneo Custom in three trim levels: Active, Sports and the top-of-the-line Titanium X. While the E-Tourneo Custom is primarily an all-electric model, Ford plans to introduce a plug-in model. in a hybrid and a diesel version with eight-speed automatic transmission and intelligent all-wheel drive.
The diesel version will be the first to hit the European market in mid-2023, while the plug-in and all-electric versions will be available later in the year. Ford will produce all models of the E-Tourneo Custom at its plant in Turkey. For those who don’t like vans, Ford plans to introduce three more electric vehicles under the Ford Pro branding by 2024.