For its utilities, Ford chose the hybrid

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In 2019, the van, compact, Transit Custom and Transit 2 t will be on sale in hybrid version.

The american manufacturer electrified the Transit and the Custom by means of hybridization, slight on the first model, rechargeable with a heat engine as a generator on the second.

At the IAA commercial vehicles in Hanover (from 20 to 27 September 2018), Ford presents its range of VUL as it will be marketed next year. Among it, and the world premiere on the German fair, the Transit 2 t hybrid.

For this great van (segment of 3 to 3.5 t), Ford has retained the technique called ” mild hybrid, a mild hybrid. The Transit Custom, which officiates, he, in the lower segment, the vans compact, has a stronger technology push, theplug-in hybrid, also called PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). Which are theobject of tests in London and Valencia (Spain) for several months, it has been presented for the first time in its final version in Hannover.

With its mild hybrid technology, the Transit 2 t in no case can roll in all-electric mode. The hybridization system is used to recover the energy at each deceleration and braking, stores it in a lithium-ion battery and redistributes them in support of the diesel engine of 2 l, as well as to cover the needs of the vehicle circuit (48 V).

Gas engine range extender

The Custom, him, allows driving in full electric for a fifty kilometres. The rest of the time, the advance of the vehicle is also ensured by the chain of electric traction, but without the silent work that goes with it. The Custom PHEV has a range extender, a gasoline engine Ecoboost 1 l serving as a generator to recharge the batteries. It also helps to make long trips without anxiety, on the self, which is announced to be 500 km in total. A technical rather costly which can be no more in the car, except on the BMW i3.

At the time, in segments of 2 t or more, some of its competitors, Renault (Master Z. E.), Volkswagen (e-Crafter), Mercedes-Benz next year (eVito, and then eSprinter) and PSA to 2020, opt for theelectric full, the choice of the plug-in hybrid with range extender is operated by Ford distinguishes itself from current solutions of electrification. It is likely that transient.

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