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Ford Transit electric van program expanded, in US by 2022

The already announced battery electric Ford Transit van due in Europe from next year will additionally be built and sold in the US from 2022, the Blue Oval brand confirmed today. It will join the promised electric F-150 pickup truck and the already-revealed Mustang Mach-E in Ford’s growing EV range, which will from there be expanded by additional Ford vehicles based on platforms licensed from Volkswagen (MEB) and Rivian, into which Ford invested $US500m...

Ford Europe approves the use of vegetable oil as fuel in its Transit vans

Ford has taken another step towards sustainability by approving the use of the biofuel Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) in a select number of its new Transit vans in Europe. HVO is a high-quality renewable diesel fuel made from vegetable oils and animal fats that is colourless, odourless and can technically be used in all diesel engines...

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2020 Ford Transit pricing and specs

The plus-sized Ford Transit van has picked up some upgrades in return for a $1000 price increase, following a similar suite of tweaks for the smaller and more popular Transit Custom. Vital driver-assistance safety tech such as autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, automatic high-beam activation, traffic sign recognition, lane-departure warning and lane keeping aids, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert (not on the cab chassis), are all standard...

Ford 'stop sale' on 2.0-litre turbo diesel continues, no word when it will be lifted

Ford Australia does not know how long it will take to fix a problem with more than 2000 vehicles equipped with single-turbo and twin-turbo versions of its 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine – including some versions of the Ranger ute (pictured)...

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Ford Transit EV set for 2021 launch

Ford will launch its all-electric Transit van in 2021, as it looks to ramp up its footprint in the world of electrified vehicles. Announced at an event in Amsterdam overnight, the plug-in Transit will go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter and Volkswagen e-Crafter. At least, it will in Europe...

Ford F-Series, Transit to gain pure electric versions

Ford has confirmed it's planning to create pure-electric versions of its legendary F-Series pickup truck, which will sit alongside a plug-in Transit. Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Global Auto Industry Conference, CEO Jim Hackett told attendees the company is "going to electrifying the F-Series with battery electric and hybrid, and we are doing the same for Transit"...

Ford begins production of electric Transit vans

Production of an electric Ford Transit van has begun in Europe as part of a partnership with Deutsche Post. Dubbed StreetScooter, these vans start life as a standard Transit chassis built in Turkey. They're fitted with unique bodies and drivetrains at a site near Ford's European headquarters in Cologne, Germany, and finished in DHL's distinctive yellow livery...

2019 Ford Transit revealed, Custom PHEV variant added

Ford has unveiled facelifted versions of its Transit van line-up, with updated styling inside and out, improved technology and a plug-in-hybrid option. The updates apply to the mid-sized Transit Custom, as well as the larger Transit Two-Tonne. From mid-2019, the Transit Custom will be available with a first-in-class plug-in hybrid electric option...

2019 Ford Transit previewed

Ford has announced it will reveal the updated Transit range at the Hanover CV show, which commences September 20. Several big announcements will be made at the event, including the launch of a new two-tonne Transit featuring mild hybrid technology – a first for the segment – along with the debut of the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid, which will launch sometime  in 2019...