The NorEngros Kjosavik company received its three new Ford E-Transit electric vans. Over the next few months, hundreds of E-Transit commercial vehicles will be delivered to Norwegian customers, setting a new standard in the class.
"We are pleased to finally have three all-electric vans that can handle our longest driving routes. The mileage has been a challenge on the vans we already have, and we have only been able to use them on our shortest routes. When Ford E-Transit is now finally available, this is by far the best option for us, and an increasing share of transport will take place electrically. This is in line with our commitment to sustainability and the environment. In addition to investing in electric vehicles, we have also invested in photovoltaic systems on the roof of our warehouse, so the cars will largely run on self-produced electricity. When we know from experience that electric cars provide low operating costs and are good for the environment, this is a good day for NorEngros Kjosavik", says co-owner and general manager of the company, Gunnstein Kjosavik.
"This marks the start of a revolution in the Norwegian commercial vehicle market. Finally, Norwegian corporate customers can get a fully-fledged 2-ton all-electric vehicle with a combination of electric range, capacity, ownership experience, and price that can replace today's diesel-powered variants. The new E-Transit from Ford Pro represents a new standard in this class. We notice that the business community has caught on. The interest has been great since we opened for ordering", says CEO of Ford Motor Norway, Per Gunnar Berg.
The Ford E-Transit has an all-electric range of up to 317 km, measured by the WLTP measurement method. In addition, the rear-wheel-drive electric van has a torque of as much as 430 Nm, whether you choose the 184 HP or 269 HP variant, and a payload capacity of up to 1758 kilos on the van variant.
In Europe, Ford offers as many as 25 different variants of E-Transit: van, double cab van, and chassis with body options. All are available in various lengths, ceiling heights, and load capacities, with a gross vehicle weight of 3.5-4.25 tons.
"Especially the fact that you can get a van adapted to your needs is attractive in the corporate market. We have noticed this among those who have chosen to order and those who are curious about the all-electric van novelty. Furthermore, record-high fuel prices and an ever-increasing focus on the environment probably calculate a transition to a fully electric commercial vehicle even more attractive", says the CEO of Kverneland Bil, Helge Ellingsen.
Around Easter, more than 5,000 European customer orders had been received before the first Ford E-Transit rolled out of the factory. A significant proportion of these were already contracts signed by Norwegian customers.
By choosing a Ford E-Transit over a diesel-powered model, Ford Pro estimates that in addition to large fuel savings, you will get ownership costs that are 40% lower. According to data from Ford Pro, these ownership costs are lower than those of all direct competitors in Germany and the United Kingdom.
The new all-electric Ford E-Transit has received the prestigious "Gold Award" for its advanced driver assistance technologies from the independent Euro NCAP crash test program.
All Transit models come with a FordPass Connect modem as standard. This enables customers to take advantage of a range of digital comfort and service services that make car use even more cost-effective. In addition, with Over-The-Air (OTA) technology, the E-Transit will be continuously updated with Ford Power Up's, providing new functionality and continuous improvements to the commercial vehicle's features.
"When buying a Ford Transit, customers know that they are also buying more than 50 years of experience, a large dealer network, a certified body, and a large selection of digital tools that will make a difference in everyday life. So it is important when we have to speed up the transition to an all-electric commercial vehicle fleet in Norway", says CEO of Ford Motor Norway, Per Gunnar Berg.