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White Van Man Has Just Become Civilised With The Arrival of Hybrid Transit

Ford will be presenting its latest generation of connected and electrified Transit vehicles at Hannover Van Show, Germany, from September 20-27, 2018. The company's new 2-tonne Transit will make its global debut at the Show.

Ford is introducing its range of electrified products, including the Transit Custom plug-in hybrid (PHEV), with a segment-first 48-volt mild hybrid (mHEV) powertrain.

Ford claim the new 2-tonne Transit will deliver more fuel efficient engines, increased payload, built-in connectivity and advanced driver technologies when it launches in mid-2019, along with a new front-end design language and an all-new interior with enhanced stowage space.

In addition to upgraded 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engines, new Transit customers will be able to specify 48-volt mHEV technology on manual transmission vehicles to further improve fuel efficiency, particularly in stop-start urban driving.

The mHEV system captures energy on deceleration in a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, and uses the stored energy to help drive the engine and electrical ancillaries.

Ford’s Transit Custom PHEV utilses a hybrid system that targets a zero-emission range of up to 31 miles, and features the firm's 1.0‑litre EcoBoost petrol engine as a range extender.

The EcoBoost engine charges the on-board batteries when longer trips are required between charging stops, providing operators with outstanding efficiency and flexibility, and a total range of more than 300 miles.