The next-generation Ford Transit Custom will be available in a myriad of models when it launches in 2023, including a fully-electric vehicle.
Following the launch of the full-size Ford E-Transit in 2022, the American vehicle manufacturer says that it will launch the medium-sized Ford Transit Custom. Like its big brother, the Ford Transit Custom will offer a fully electric version, alongside a plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid and conventional engine variants.
The new Custom range – which includes the Transit Custom van and Tourneo Custom people mover – goes into production in the first half of 2023. All versions of the vehicle will be built in Ford’s Otosan factory in Turkey, which is home to the Ford Transit range.
“The next generation Transit Custom range – including the all-electric versions – will strengthen Ford’s position as Europe’s No.1 commercial vehicle brand,” said Stuart Rowley, president, Ford of Europe.
“Transit Custom is the jewel in our commercial vehicle crown and key in our drive to grow our commercial vehicle business as we continue to create a sustainable, profitable Ford business in Europe rooted in an electrified future.”
The move to zero emissions
In February this year, Ford committed to offering a zero-emissions variant of its entire commercial vehicle range by 2024. The company did say that this could include all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Few details have been revealed about the next-generation Ford Transit Custom, but it will no doubt be another popular choice for those in the electrical industry in the UK. That’s because Ford continues to lead the commercial vehicle market in Europe, with the company hoping that it will continue that lead in the transition to all-electric vehicles.