E-Transit beats Mach-E to market in Australia

The brand new Ford E-Transit has overwhelmed the Mustang Mach-E as the primary all-electric car to go on sale in Ford Australia EV dealerships throughout the nation.

Two E-Transit fashions might be out there, the long-wheelbase 420L BEV Mid Roof and 420L BEV Excessive Roof, with deliveries anticipated to start out within the coming weeks.

Each E-Transits are powered by an 198kW/430Nm electrical motor, the very best energy and torque outputs of the Transit vary but. It’s paired with a single-speed computerized transmission that sends energy to the rear wheels of the van.

The electrical motor is powered by a 68-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The battery is situated beneath the load flooring in a sealed construction with side-impact safety as commonplace.

Driving Vary

The 68-kWh battery is designed to supply ample power to energy the E-Transit with ample vary to satisfy the each day necessities of companies working in city environments. It additionally has the extra capability to account for variations in car load and climate situations.

As with all electrical automobiles, precise driving vary varies with situations similar to exterior parts – together with temperature, driving behaviours, route profile, car upkeep, and lithium-ion battery age and situation.

Driving Vary 420L BEV LWB RWD – Mid Roof 420L BEV LWB RWD – Excessive Roof
Worldwide Harmonised Gentle Car Take a look at Process (WLTP) Total Vary (Kilometres)2 230-307 222-295


A grille-mounted cost socket makes charging straightforward and E-Transit comes outfitted with a Mode 3, 32-amp Cost Cable as commonplace.

Versatile charging choices enable prospects to both AC cost in a single day in roughly 8 hours or fast DC Cost Prime Up (15% to 80% at 115 kW) in roughly 34 minutes, giving business prospects the boldness to finish day-to-day operations.

Charging Abstract 68 kWh Electrical Motor
On-Board Charger (AC) 11.3 kW
Quick Charging Capability (DC) 115 kW
Charging Cable Mode 3 (Kind 2, 32A)
AC Charging Time (3 Section At 11 kW) 0-100%3 8.2 hours
DC Quick Charging Time (At 115 kW) 15-80%3 34 minutes

The E-Transit additionally options regenerative braking, producing power from electrical energy ordinarily misplaced with coasting or mild braking. The recovered power is then saved within the traction battery to maximise vary. 

This lift-off regeneration is all the time energetic however optimised in ‘Low’ mode accessed through the rotary e-shifter. 

Drive Modes

The E-Transit’s three drive modes are tailor-made to its electrical powertrain, and can be found through the 12’’ SYNC 4Touchscreen or through a devoted button on the centre console:

  • Eco Mode: is tuned to maximise driving vary and goals to enhance power use by between 8 and 10 per cent if E-Transit is pushed unladen, or at freeway speeds, by limiting the utmost pace, regulating acceleration, and optimising local weather management.
  • Regular Mode: is the default drive mode for the car and is tuned for on a regular basis driving, stability, and luxury.
  • Slippery Mode: improves car traction in low-grip street situations.

Unbiased Rear Suspension

The rear suspension of the E-Transit has been re-designed to maximise carrying capability and enhance efficiency.

Particularly, E-Transit options an especially compact heavy-duty semi-trailing arm suspension system that permits higher steering precision and extra assured dealing with, plus higher traction in each laden and unladen situations.

The compact nature of the suspension additionally permits for an uncompromised cargo capability of as much as a most load area of 11 cubic metres in mid-roof specification and 12.4 cubic metres for the high-roof model, each of that are similar to the Transit 350L RWD diesel equivalents. Gross car mass of as much as 4.25 tonnes is obtainable, with a payload  of as much as 1,611kg on the mid roof van and 1,566 kg for the excessive roof van.

Cargo Capability and Weights

Cargo capability is crucial for all Transit prospects and E-Transit’s car structure has been designed with that in thoughts. 

By finding the car battery beneath the load flooring, the E-Transit engineering workforce ensured the cargo quantity was uncompromised, matching the load area of the diesel equal, the Transit 350L.

Capability supplied is a most load area of 11 cubic metres on the mid-roof and 12.4 cubic metres on the highroof with a payload of 1,611 kg for the 420L BEV mid-roof and 1,566 kg for the 420L BEV excessive roof mannequin.

As a result of the load space on the E-Transit is basically the identical as conventionally powered Transits, many load space conversions will carry over to E-Transit with minimal modifications, making it straightforward to undertake an E-Transit right into a enterprise fleet.

Additionally, with the battery pack situated the place it’s, this provides the E-Transit a low centre of gravity. Mixed with its rear-wheel drive and compact coil sprung rear suspension, it has glorious traction and stability in each laden and unladen situations.

 – Excessive Roof 
Load House Most (cubic metres)Single Aspect Load Door (with Bulkhead)6 11m3 12.4m3
Gross Car Mass (GVM) – kg 4250 4250
Most Payload – kg 1611 1566
Kerb Weight – kg 2639 2684


Your complete Transit vary options Ford’s SYNC 4 system and E-Transit is not any exception. With twice the computing pace of SYNC 3, enhanced voice management and delivered through an intuitive 12-inch wipe-clean, glare-resistant touchscreen, E-Transit’s SYNC 4 system additionally consists of:

  • Wi-fi Smartphone Integration: connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with out a USB cable. 
  • Linked Constructed-In Satellite tv for pc Navigation: gives probably the most environment friendly route, dwell updates on site visitors and parking, out there charging factors (that may be filtered by charging effectivity), and even the newest climate updates. 
  • Scheduled Pre-Conditioning (heating and cooling): is designed to assist maximise run time when automobiles are charging, permitting drivers to deliver the car cabin to a desired temperature whereas nonetheless plugged in, serving to protect battery cost to be used on the street. This functionality is out there through the ‘Departure and Consolation’ choice accessed by way of the ‘Options’ menu within the SYNC 4 display screen.
  • Digital Proprietor’s Handbook: permitting prospects to seek for car info on demand utilizing the touchscreen. 


The E-Transit might be coated by Ford’s five-year, limitless km Specific New Car Guarantee which sits alongside the eight-year or 160,000 km (whichever happens first) guarantee package deal for the battery and high-voltage electrical parts.

Worth and Servicing 

The Ford E-Transit is out there now, priced from $104,990* (MLP), and could be bought solely by way of a Ford EV Supplier. A extra spacious ‘high-roof’ physique could be optioned for $1500*. The E-Transit has 12 month / 30,000 km service intervals (whichever comes first).  

Choices (MLP)

   E-Transit 420L LWB RWD Van AT 
Status Paint17 $700 
Particular Car Choices (SVO) Paint17 $1,400 
Single Entrance Passenger Seat (in lieu of Twin Entrance)17 $150 
Doorways – Twin Aspect Load Doorways (Left and Proper Aspect)17 $1,000 
Excessive Roof 17 $1,500