Built for Efficiency. Crafted for Comfort.
Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology is new in commercial vehicles, and Ford have launched the first plug-in hybrid minibus to be sold in the UK: the new Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid.
Its 33-mile electric-only range (250+ mile total range) and overall 79.1 mpg fuel economy from the range-extender petrol engine is made possible through selectable EV driving modes that make the most of every drop of fuel and kilowatt of battery charge.
With an ever-increasing number of ultra-low emission zones popping up across Europe, now is the right time to invest in a minibus that is at the forefront of plug-in hybrid technology.Register Your Interest
Best of Both Worlds
Combining the ability to drive emission-free with a lack of range anxiety was a real engineering challenge, but Ford have pulled it off in tremendous fashion.
The new Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid has the ability to drive up to 33 miles on electric power only, meaning inner-city trips can be completed without using any fossil fuels at all. The advanced technology also means that the Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid can enter the growing number of ultra-low-emission zones that are being introduced in towns and cities.
When the electric range has been used up, the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine kicks in, acting as a range extender to charge the batteries that power the 123 bhp electric motor, providing a total driving range comparable to a traditional minibus. Official fuel economy is 79.1 mpg, and emissions really are ultra low at 70 g/km, while the battery pack is covered by an eight-year 100,000 mile warranty.
Rechargeable in 4.3 hours from a domestic 240 volt 10 amp power supply or just 2.7 hours using a commercial-grade type-2 AC vehicle charger, the four selectable EV modes allow the driver to choose how and when to use the available electric range.
EV Auto lets the vehicle’s control algorithms monitor battery energy levels and the current driving scenario and decides whether to activate the range extender
EV Now makes use of stored battery energy for emissions-free driving, deactivating the range extender until battery levels reach a minimum state of charge
EV Later prioritises the range extender and leverages regenerative charging to most efficiently maintain the current level of battery charge, ready for later use
EV Charge utilises the petrol engine to power the vehicle and to top up the battery for use later on
Always Travel Business Class
The Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid is designed to provide top-level comfort and refinement for passengers, whether it's being used as executive shuttle transport or simply moving around large families.
Minibus operators will be pleased to learn that roominess is not comproimised by the hybrid powertrain or battery pack, with interior space the same as the diesel version of the Tourneo Custom.
The rear seats can be arranged in a variety of configurations to either maximise leg room or provide a conference-style seating layout, and the premium fabrics and impressive refinement mean that the Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid is a perfect way to travel.
The Tourneo Custom Plug-in Hybrid provides exceptional refinement and efficiency for both business users and private customers alike. It is the first people mover to adopt plug-in hybrid technology and the combination of a genuinely useful electric range and no range anxiety means that it's suitable for a variety of users, and contributes to improved air quality in local urban environments.
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