Ford E-Tourneo launches with all-electric options

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Ford Pro’s E-Tourneo Custom comes with 2,000kg of towing capacity and a new, high-efficiency battery-electric drivetrain that can deliver a targeted driving range of up to 230 miles.

The new model introduces a full suite of premium features including an all-new independent rear suspension system, ultra-flexible track-mounted rear seating, hands-free power side doors, B&O audio system, 2 digital key cards, panoramic glass roof, and an innovative tilting steering wheel coined the “squircle”.

Customers can also choose a Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) version for applications where additional flexibility is required. The new model can be fitted with 136PS, 150PS or 170PS Ford EcoBlue diesel engines –  from mid-2023 – available with a new high-efficiency eight-speed automatic gearbox, and intelligent all-wheel drive. Utilising the same high-density battery cell technology as the Ford F-150 Lightning pickup in a 74kWh useable battery, with a 160kW electric motor, E-Tourneo Custom’s all-electric powertrain also offers one-pedal drive capability, for increased energy efficiency.

“Whether it’s an active family trip at the weekend or shuttling execs to the airport in style, comfort and refinement, E-Tourneo Custom’s all-electric powertrain, advanced connectivity, cutting-edge design and new luxury features make it a compelling choice,” said Hans Schep, general manager, Ford Pro, Europe. “The Tourneo brand has always stood for space and versatility – now we’re extending the appeal to a new generation of discerning EV buyers seeking performance and comfort.”

An onboard 11kW AC three-phase charger is capable of fully recharging the battery in less than eight hours, and a 15-80 percent recharge takes around 41 minutes using a 125kW DC fast charger. E‑Tourneo Custom’s charge profile front-loads the energy to enable quick top-ups Ford says lab testing using a 125kW DC fast charger added almost 23 miles of range in five minutes. Pro Power Onboard technology also provides for external charging up to 2.3kW through sockets in the front cabin for powering digital devices, tools or sports and camping equipment.

The enhanced interior specifications include a track-mounted seating system in the second and third rows, a large glass panoramic roof with infrared treatment, and hands-free, power-operated sliding side doors. Ford, digital key system, scheduled to be available in 2024, uses NFC technology.

The Tourneo Custom PHEV uses a parallel hybrid system to offer the flexibility of an efficient 2.5‑litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine for long-distance cruising, as well as an electric motor and 11.8kWh useable battery pack enabling a targeted pure-electric driving range of 31 miles. The vehicle also comes with an all-wheel drive option. The system distributes torque between the axles via an electronically-controlled coupling, with adjustments taking less than 20 milliseconds, and is available for vehicles fitted with the 136PS and 170PS EcoBlue diesel engine and automatic gearbox.

The Tourneo Custom comes with advanced driver assistance systems such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with lane centring, reverse brake assist,  and a 360-degree camera system that provides a comprehensive view around the vehicle for easier manoeuvres in the city.

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