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 will likely be out there, the long-wheelbase 420L BEV Mid Roof and 420L BEV Excessive Roof, with deliveries anticipated to begin within the coming weeks.

Each E-Transits are powered by an 198kW/430Nm electrical motor, the 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 positioned beneath the load flooring in a sealed construction with side-impact safety as normal.

Driving Vary

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

As with all electrical autos, precise driving vary varies with circumstances 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 Mild Automobile Take a look at Process (WLTP) General Vary (Kilometres)2 230-307 222-295


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

Versatile charging choices enable clients 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 clients 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 gentle braking. The recovered power is then saved within the traction battery to maximise vary. 

This lift-off regeneration is at all times lively however optimised in ‘Low’ mode accessed by way of the rotary e-shifter. 

Drive Modes

The E-Transit’s three drive modes are tailor-made to its electrical powertrain, and can be found by way of the 12’’ SYNC 4Touchscreen or by way of 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 velocity, 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, steadiness, and luxury.
  • Slippery Mode: improves car traction in low-grip street circumstances.

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 allows higher steering precision and extra assured dealing with, plus higher traction in each laden and unladen circumstances.

The compact nature of the suspension additionally permits for an uncompromised cargo capability of as much as a most load house of 11 cubic metres in mid-roof specification and 12.4 cubic metres for the high-roof model, each of that are equivalent 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 important for all Transit clients and E-Transit’s car structure has been designed with that in thoughts. 

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

Capability provided is a most load house 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 simple to undertake an E-Transit right into a enterprise fleet.

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

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


Your entire Transit vary options Ford’s SYNC 4 system and E-Transit isn’t any exception. With twice the computing velocity of SYNC 3, enhanced voice management and delivered by way of an intuitive 12-inch wipe-clean, glare-resistant touchscreen, E-Transit’s SYNC 4 system additionally contains:

  • Wi-fi Smartphone Integration: connects to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with out a USB cable. 
  • Related Constructed-In Satellite tv for pc Navigation: offers essentially the most environment friendly route, dwell updates on visitors and parking, out there charging factors (that may be filtered by charging effectivity), and even the most recent climate updates. 
  • Scheduled Pre-Conditioning (heating and cooling): is designed to assist maximise run time when autos are charging, permitting drivers to carry 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 on the market by way of the ‘Departure and Consolation’ choice accessed by the ‘Options’ menu within the SYNC 4 display.
  • Digital Proprietor’s Handbook: permitting clients to seek for car data on demand utilizing the touchscreen. 


The E-Transit will likely be coated by Ford’s five-year, limitless km Categorical New Automobile Guarantee which sits alongside the eight-year or 160,000 km (whichever happens first) guarantee bundle for the battery and high-voltage electrical parts.

Worth and Servicing 

The Ford E-Transit is on the market now, priced from $104,990* (MLP), and could be bought completely by 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 Automobile Choices (SVO) Paint17 $1,400 
Single Entrance Passenger Seat (in lieu of Twin Entrance)17 $150 
Doorways – Twin Facet Load Doorways (Left and Proper Facet)17 $1,000 
Excessive Roof 17 $1,500