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Are electric Ford vans on the way?

Published on Wednesday 03 July 2013 in Van News

The commercial vehicle world has been asking whether the start of production of the Ford Focus Electric, the first all-electric vehicle to be built by Ford in Europe, will lead to electric Ford vans.

The Focus Electric is only one of a fleet of electrified vehicles which Ford is planning, which include the Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid electric and the Ford Mondeo Hybrid - both available next year and beyond.

Nagging doubts commercial vehicle drivers have about the electric van include the mileage range and the time it takes to charge the vehicle. If the Focus Electric is anything to go by, a full charge of the battery in 3 - 4 hours will deliver a 100 mile range.

When asked what the plans are for alternatively fuelled vans, Ford has said that it is currently concentrating on renewing the complete range of diesel vans and introducing new models. It looks like we'll have to sit tight for further news of the electric Ford van. Watch this space.

While you're waiting, take a look at our existing range of Ford Transits.