Ford announces new plug-in Tourneo Custom
Ford has revealed a new plug-in hybrid version of its hugely popular Tourneo Custom people mover.
Available in Europe later this year, the spacious eight seat model uses an electric motor/generator, powered by a 13.6 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, to power the front wheels. This is combined with the brand’s multi-award-winning 1.0‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which acts as a range extender.
The advanced hybrid powertrain targets a zero-emission driving range of up to 31 miles or 310 miles using the range extender.
Hans Schep, General Manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe, said, “Uniquely innovative and flexible, the new Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid can adapt to an unparalleled variety of use cases, giving owners and operators the advantage of being able to drive in ultra-low-emissions zones and still cover the same ground between battery charges as a traditionally-powered people-mover.”
The first-in-class Tourneo Custom Plug-In Hybrid is among the first models unveiled as part of Ford’s strategy to deliver one of the most encompassing line-ups of electrified options for European customers. The company earlier this year announced that every Ford nameplate from the all-new Focus onwards will include an electrified option. From Fiesta to Transit, either a mild-hybrid, full hybrid, plug-in hybrid or full battery electric option will be offered.