The Ford Transit Custom Hybrid PHEV is new for end of 2019 and represents a combined low emission petrol van and battery charging van. As such its ideal for urban areas where diesel pollution must be contained. It is not a full 100% electric vehicle which will appeal to some and not to others. The Transit Custom isnt really an electric van in the sense of our other products as it has a petrol engine too.
Mileage The miles driven by the Ford Transit Custom Hybrid PHEV is likely to be much lower than other similar electric vans we sell.
Wear The wear on an electric vehicle is much less since there is no gear changing and no clutch. This isnt the case with the pHEV as its a hybrid.
Ford Transit Custom Trim Levels 5 Levels of trim. Its rare to see anything lower than the limited and these tend to lack aircon and colour coded bumpers as the main features. Leader Trend Sport WASP Hornet
Leader LeaderExterior features.Door mirrors with blind spot eliminator andintegrated side indicator.Daytime running lights.Remote central door locking. Passenger side sliding load door. Halogen headlights with courtesy delay. Front and rear mudflaps. Multi-piece rear bumper. 15″ steel wheels with half caps on 260, 280and 300 series.16″ steel wheels with half caps on 320 and 340 series. DAB/AM/FM audio with 4.2” TFT screen, 2x USB, Bluetooth with emergencyassistance (ICE Pack 17, mandatory option). Height- and reach-adjustable steeringcolumnTrip computerElectrically-operated front windows. 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with armrest. Two 2-litre bottle holders. Glovebox capable of A4 file storage. Two 12-volt power points. Dual front passenger seat with lift-upcushion and underseat storage (excludes280 DCiV). Loadspace compartment lights.Gearshift Indicator light – to aideconomical driving. Stowage box over instrument cluster with12-volt power point. Full-width DIN/ISO-compliant metalbulkhead with load-through facility.
Trend 40NotePlug-In Hybrid specifications are different, please seespecification tables.TrendExterior features in additionto Leader. Power-foldable door mirrors with bodycolour housings. Projector-style halogen headlights withstatic cornering lights and LED daytimerunning lights. Body colour front bumper and body colourrear bumper end caps. Front fog lights. Full wheel covers. Front and rear parking distance sensors. Rain-sensing front wipers. Automatic headlights. DAB / AM / FM radio with 2 x USB, 8″Colour TFT multi-touch screen, EmergencyAssistance, Ford Pass Connect*(embedded modem) (ICE Pack 21;mandatory option)Cruise control with Adjustable SpeedLimiter 8-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbaradjust and armrest. Dual front passenger seat with fold-outtable (excludes 280 DCiV).Quickclear heated windscreen. Leather-trimmed steering wheel. Lockable glovebox. Map reading lights. Easy Clean Load Floor (Van only). Instrument panel dimmer. Washer fluid low-level sensors.
Body colour bodyside mouldings. Body colour rear bumper. Body colour front, side and cargo doorhandles. Chrome front grille surround. 16″ alloy wheels with locking wheel nuts. Driver’s side sliding load door (DoubleCab-in-Van only). Dual front passenger seat with fold-outtable (excludes 300 L2 DCiV).Heated front seats.Leather-trimmed gearshift knob. Air conditioning. Front passenger’s airbag◊ with deactivationswitch. Load area protection kit
Sport SportExterior features in additionto Limited. Sport styling kit – includes front lowerbumper skirt with unique fog light bezel,body colour side skirts, rear bumper skirt,sports style bonnet and rear door/liftgatestripes, side stripes with Transit branding,and front and rear wheel arch extensionswith unique mudflaps 17″ alloy wheels with bright/machinedblack finish on 310/320 GVM. 18″ alloy wheels on 290 GVM (Van only). Rear-view camera with Trailer Hitch Assist. Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Partial leather seat trim. Dual front passenger’s seat with fold outtable (Van). Single 8-way adjustable front passenger’sseat (DCiV) . Lane-Keeping Alert with Driver Alert. High series instrument cluster. Race Red, Chrome Blue and Orange Glowbody colours get black stripes with silveraccents..Frozen White, Shadow Black, Magnetic andMoondust Silver body colours get blackstripes with orange accents
Aircon, heated front screen, heated front drivers seat, SYNC 3 Stereo
16 alloys, twin barn rear doors, colour coded bumpers
2000cc six speed engine that is facory remapped from 130 to 185 PS Same engine, same drive train simply different Factory Map
Basic alarm and improved secuirty features and locks
Cruise control and intelligent speed assisst
LED Running lights and colour coded bumpers
Hill start assist to make driving easier and safer
Mudflaps, carpets, seat covers, paint sealant
Ford Transit Custom Limited WASP Pack And Hornet Pack
Side Bars – (Chrome or Black).
18” Alloy Wheels. You can upgrade to 20 but we advise against it and you will be asked to sign a disclaimer
Front WASP Splitter.
Optional reversing camera £449
Leather from £1499 see leather tab
Electric Van Info
Electric Van Information Electric vans are here and but in short supply. Many features are the same for all electric vehicles, and electric vans for sale. They are all using technology created by third parties. Everyone has heard of Elon Musk and Tesla but there are actually very few players in electric vans. The limiting factors are the cobalt and Lithium that is required for the battery packs.
Electric Van Range
82 – 150 miles this depends on the temperature Citroen offer 200 and 300 KM ranges on theirs
Using equipment such as the radio, heaters, wipers uses energy and reduces range Things like aircon will futher reduce the range so after say 24 months a realistic range of 50 miles is pheasible using aircon on a hot day and if van isnt fully charged
As time goes on like any battery capacity is reduced so after say 5 years at 10,000 miles per annum the batteries could be at 50% of origional capacity. They are not too different to an iPhone battery but prices on electric van batteries will fall over the next 10 years as recycling gets better and more efficient
Electric Van Charging Points
Join a club online so you can charge via the growing network of rapid chargers at Motorways, Cities and shops. Full charge in as little as an hour. Have a look at Zap Map to find your nearest and fastest charging station
Get a home charger from as little as £150 but these are slow. It can take 15-20 hours to charge an electric battery from a mains adaptor
Let Swiss Vans finance a Rapid charger at your work and office and give people a reason to visit your business if you cant get a grant. Currently in 2020 there are plenty of grants.
The Good Points
You can go where other plumbers, heating engineers, couriers and builders fear to tread. The diesel free zones.
More and more charging stations are being added every day and its a matter of time before these where on Satnav WAZW, Google Maps etc
Cadmium/ Cobalt/ Lithium is super rare, and electric vans have no engines to wear out. Real engines anyway. So the values are held. The batteries need changing after say 1000 cycles but the costs of battery replacement fall by 20% per year
Its logical to assume that in 5 years times when you sell your second hand electric van there will be various upgrades even for your used vehicle. Software that runs the batteries The batteries themselves. The replacements are likely to be cheaper faster and stronger than these.
The charging stations. You will see advances on mobile chargers and multi story chargers. Possibly even robotic chargers within the next 10 years
We offer a range of leather upgrades that you can choose on most vans. We ask a larger deposit when ordering leather and of course it will need to be ordered and fitted so take a little longer.
Leather costs from £1500 to £2999 typically
Free leather design service from Hell 4 Leather. Once you have been accepted and a deposit taken our helpful team will guide you through leather ordering. Show you the range of colours, patterns and how to design something unique. We then send you a a mock up image of how your van leather will look. We take payment in full where leather deals are done as bespoke customised leather doesnt have much of a second hand market should you change your mind!
Based on 5 seater basic leathers from £1500 Its less obviously for a two or three seater van.
Upgrade to a fine Nappa leather shown with Hex and more complicated designs from £2999 for a 5 seater
12 months guarantee on all leather Nationally This covers stiching coming apart, sagging. It wont cover rips or stains of course. Upgrade to 3 year guarantee on some leathers for £399
Van Leather Ordering Questions That We Might Ask
Obviously the colour of the leather ! There are about 30 leather colours approx. Its great to be different but if you order a ‘Katie Price” its going to be worth less not more in 3 years !
The material. There is standard Robust Leather, Nappa Leather, Mock Suede The robust is the most popular as it resists stains and scratching more. Its like your sofa at home. But you cant beat the feel and smell of Nappa
The stich pattern. Cross, Bently, Oval, list is endless. Ask your account manager for a link to build your leather.
If you want a logo or any branding
Buy A Charger
Buy A Electric Van Charging Station Its mid boggling how to make the jump from petrol and diesel to electric especially if its a work van. Make life easier for you and your workforce by fitting a business charger at your business and getting it listed on Zap Map. This way then you will draw in business who needs a charge
Business Electric Chargers For Workplace Typically £2500 – £5000 – Decide whether or not you will allow the public to access your charger. You can make money and draw in customers. Grants are sometimes available for this. We would suggest that you do get a workplace charger fitted – 22KW is what you want subject to the survey. You should currently be able to claim most of the costs back
Home Electric Van Chargers typically £300 – £500 fitted – Clearly you cant allow the public into your home, yet still grants are sometimes available for this. Currently only the Berlingo qualifies for this but it should change over 2020. There is nothing to stop you having a workplace charger and a home charger and in fact it makes sense. – Go for a 7KW Unit its the most you can have at home.