2020 Ford Transit Custom PHEV Tested In Cologne Germany Release Date Rumours, & Review – Ford expands the test project with its Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid delivery van to the third city in Europe – after London and Valencia in Spain. From Spring 2020, 12 devices will enter service in Cologne, Germany for 12 weeks.
2020 Ford Transit Custom PHEV Tested In Cologne Germany Review
Ford pledges that manufacturing and sales of the series-hybrid with plug-in functionality will begin next year, but it will probably be a European-only car, so do not expect the Transit Custom PHEV in the U.S.
“From spring 2020, Ford, guaranteed by the City of Cologne, will work a fleet of 10 Ford Transit Custom PHEVs with local firms in the city to examine the degree to which PHEVs will help to obtain urban air quality targets. Backed by Ford, the test will, in the beginning, run for 12 weeks, in cohesiveness with municipal fleets servicing the public market, complementing testing in London and Valencia, in Spain, with larger fleets and small-to-medium fleets correspondingly.”
“Ford recognizes Cologne as a city of strategic significance concerning future mobility. As well as the City of Cologne, we are going to start to check out the way you may possibly in future look forward to urban places that supply better air quality and may also be much more productive,”.
“For the swiftly developing city of Cologne, emission-free mobility is an important issue for the future. Each and every research project that really works in the direction of this may advantage our city. I am delighted that Ford, as an automotive manufacturer, with its European headquarters in Cologne, will perform this trial run,”.
The simple specifications of the Ford Transit Custom PHEV:
- up to 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range
- charging in 3 several hours (240 V, 32 A)
- series-hybrid driveline settings with 1. liter EcoBoost petrol engine as a range extender
- the total range of more than 500 kilometers (310 miles)
- 14 kWh liquid-cooled lithium-ion battery pack positioned under the fill floor
- full cargo volume presented by the standard van
- over 1,000 kg of payload