MTA 2022-518

The Ford of Britain team led by Iain Brooks (second left) pick up the trophy from Close Brothers sales director Richard Gosling (second right)


The Transit van has defined the light commercial vehicle delivery scene for more than 60 years, which is why the introduction of a new zero-emission model is so significant for the industry.

Not only is the Ford E-Transit a new and exciting product, it also marks the start of a new brand – Ford Pro – helping businesses and fleets with the switch to electrification.

The van itself has a near-200-mile WLTP range with uncompromised payload and extensive list of standard equipment and safety features.

Unlike all of the competition, the E-Transit range is available with two differing power outputs, offering 430Nm of torque and a choice of 135kW or 198kW.

Payload is up to 1,758kg on panel vans but there’s a range of 25 variants with double-cab-in-van and chassis cab bodies. Vans are available in multiple lengths and roof heights, as well as with GVW from 3.5 to 4.25 tonnes.

A new 12-inch dashboard touchscreen is the centrepiece to the E-Transit interior and is carried over from the Mustang Mach-E passenger car. The E-Transit has already been given a Gold Award from Euro NCAP for its driver safety assistant systems, which include city braking and lane keeping.

E-Transit also features Ford’s ProPower Onboard system, that can deliver up to 2.3kW in the cab and load area to power conversions and equipment while out at work.

Designed to satisfy a wide range of customer use-cases it has a 68kWh usable battery capacity and has been redefining the way operators look at electric vans.

“The vehicle seems to be a game-changer, and with the backing of the Blue Oval behind it, will prove to many operators that this is the way forward. The support mechanisms of Ford Pro's E-Telematics will prove a big hit with fleet managers with regard to the insights and alerts,” said one judge.

Impressed by the manufacturer’s dealer infrastructure and support mechanisms, another judge simply commented: “Welcome back Ford!”

"The Transit is engineered in Essex. It's a massive team and this win is the culmination of all their work."

Iain Brooks, product marketing manager - Transit, Ford