The brand-new Ford E-Tourneo Courier represents another stepping stone in the electrification path for American automaker. The idea of revitalizing a model that has been around for approximately two decades through an electric powertrain may reveal that Ford's goal to achieve zero emission across all vehicle sales in Europe by 2035 is attainable.
Being amongst the ten all-electric models Ford offers for the European market by 2024, the new Tourneo also has the option of a traditional gasoline EcoBoost engine. This approach from Ford is meant to satisfy the needs of a wider variety of customers, so the brand is trying to match their catalog with the diverse needs of their clients.
The E-Tourneo provides the flexibility of both 11 kW AC and 100 kW DC charging capabilities. A standard overnight AC charge, covering the range from 10 to 100 percent, takes approximately 5.7 hours. When utilizing a DC fast charger, customers can add an impressive 87 km (54 miles) range in just ten minutes and charge from 10 to 80 percent in under 35 minutes.
Although it has an SUV look, the Ford is made to be as economically viable as possible, so practicability is the main focal point of the car, trading aspects like off-road capability and premium interiors for a more efficient powertrain and extra cargo space.
Carrying five passengers and their luggage should be easy for the new E-Tourneo as it has 44% more cargo space than the previous model. To this space, the car has an additional 44-liter frunk, a trademark of electric vehicles.
The 134-hp electric motor does an excellent job with the car's propulsion, being more than enough to help the Ford make its way through traffic, even when loaded at total capacity. For better use, there are three selectable drive modes, Normal, Eco, and Slippery, meant to adapt the car to all driving conditions and to adjust according to the driver's needs.
On the exterior, the car can be recognized as a Ford from far away due to the signature diamond grill that spans between the massive headlights of the car. Also connecting the headlights is the light bar that underlines the car's rough edges, complementing the futuristic look.
The standard look of the vehicle is more than enough when we talk about the practical identity of the car, meant to be useful, not luxurious. The sliding back doors offer broad access to the car's cargo space and underline this Ford's practicability with a pragmatic look.
The E-Tourneo provides various stylish series options for those looking for more, including the eye-catching Active model. The Active model stands out with its contrasting roof color, wheel arch moldings, roof bars, and exclusive seat fabrics, adding a distinct touch to its overall appearance.
ENGINE SPECS - 136 HP
|Electrical motor power:||119.9 kw (163 hp)|
|Total maximum power:||119.9 kw (163 hp)|