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Ford Motor Company is delighted to attend this year’s LoCITY Annual Conference to showcase an innovative approach to urban goods transportation, pioneering new solutions to help tackle the challenges of inner city air quality and congestion. The new Ford Transit Custom Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) will be available for test drive, coming straight from London fleet trials supported by Transport for London and a cross-section of city-based businesses, including Metropolitan Police, British Gas and Clancy Plant.

Scheduled for volume production in 2019 as part of Ford’s global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electric vehicles, the Transit Custom PHEV has an advanced hybrid system that targets a zero-emission range of 31 miles, and features the multi-award winning Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine as a range extender.

Ford is the first volume manufacturer to offer PHEV technology in this segment of the van market and the PHEV approach provides city-based commercial vehicle operators with a range of benefits. In addition to the zero-emission capability of a targeted 31 miles, the Transit Custom PHEV uses petrol fuel for a target total range of more than 310 miles (500 kilometres) to eliminate range anxiety. The PHEV also has an increased payload capacity compared with battery-only electric vehicles, and the ability to offer quick and easy recharging from a standard electricity supply.

To experience the new Transit Custom PHEV, visit the stand for a test drive – no pre-booking required. We look forward to welcoming you there!