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Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid

July 14th, 2017

The Ford Transit Custom PHEV trial will commence in December 2017. ford-fleet-eu-2017_06_TransitCustomV362_PHEV_Local_GUXBBDBW_2160x720_en_GB-bb-transit-custom-hybrid.jpg.renditions.extra-large

This multi-million pound project is designed to explore how lower-emission plug-in hybrid electric vans could support cleaner air targets, whilst boosting productivity for operators in urban conditions – the toughest working environment for commercial vehicles.

The project, supported by Transport for London, features a 12-month trial of 20 new Ford Transit Custom PHEVs that reduce local emissions by running solely on electric power for the majority of inner-city trips.  Equipped with range extenders, the fleet is not limited by battery range, making them capable of the longer journeys that may be required by businesses and “blue light” services.

The first wave of fleets participating in the Ford Transit plug-in hybrid van (PHEV) London trial, starting this autumn, have been confirmed.

The participating fleets represent a cross-section of city-based businesses which will integrate the vans into their day-to-day operations. Using a Ford telematics system, each Transit PHEV will collect data on the vehicles’ financial, operational and environmental performance to help understand how the benefits of electrified vehicles could be maximised.

Confirmed fleets:

  • Transport for London
  • Metropolitan police
  • Clancy Plant
  • Addison Lee
  • British Gas

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