Ford Transit Electric: all-new fully electric van on the way in 2021

Electric version of Ford's renowned van will be aimed at urban delivery firms

Ford Transit

A fully electric version of the Ford Transit will go on sale in 2021, the company has announced.

At the same event in Amsterdam in the Netherlands where it unveiled the new Ford Kuga hybrid and a plug-in hybrid Ford Tourneo Custom minibus, Ford confirmed that a fully electric Transit was under development.

Like other large electric vans that have appeared thus far, the Transit will primarily be aimed at urban 'last-mile' delivery companies.

Key rivals will include the like of the Mercedes eSprinter, Nissan e-NV200, Renault Master Z.E. and Volkswagen e-Crafter.

At this early stage, no details as regards the electric Transit's power output, battery size, charging capabilities or range have been revealed.

However, Ford has said the zero-emissions van will be offered in a range of wheelbases, body shapes and sizes, just like its conventional diesel counterpart.

Ford has promised only a "practical daily driving range for city-based businesses," which will probably translate to something in the region of 100 miles or less.

Earlier this year, DrivingElectric spent some time behind the wheel of a prototype plug-in hybrid Transit, which previewed the drivetrain announced for the Tourneo Custom above.