Ford Otosan introduced the first 100% electric heavy commercial vehicle developed and manufactured in Turkey to the world at the 2022 Hannover International Commercial Vehicles (IAA) fair. The journey of electrification, which began with the production of the first PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid) commercial vehicles in the sector, continued. Ford Otosan, with the E-Transit, the most powerful all-electric commercial vehicle in Europe, coming out in 2022. Production of the E-Transit Custom, which was introduced in the past days, will begin in Kocaeli next year.
Its goal is 2040
Ford Trucks Deputy General Manager stated that they are continuing their global journey without slowing down with the 100% electric heavy commercial vehicle that will be produced in Nurkiye and the advanced technology is moving towards connected and autonomous driving technologies of the future, and that they are currently in 43 countries and planning to reach 50 countries in the year 2024.. Turfan said: “Through our electric truck, which we launched today, we share with you not only our vision for the heavy commercial industry of the future, but also our leading position in terms of design and technology. Today, we are one of the few brands that develops and manufactures domestic engines and transmissions. and axles, as well as all the powertrains in the vehicle.We are moving forward by supporting and inspiring our current strength in the transformation we have begun under the name F-Generation, which includes emissions-free, connected and autonomous technologies.It aims to provide half of our sales in Europe of zero-emission vehicles in 2030. In 2040, our portfolio will consist of zero-carbon vehicles across all of our operations.
300 km range
Ford Trucks’ 100% silent electric vehicle has a range of 300 km Compared to vehicles with internal combustion engines, the new generation of trucks creates several advantages in terms of monthly energy consumption costs. Your energy costs can be halved depending on the circumstances of the day. A similar advantage will appear in maintenance costs. Since the number of moving parts and maintenance is much lower in an electric vehicle, maintenance costs are expected to be reduced by 2/3. At the same time, with the incentives in place in European countries, the cost of ownership will be better. Even if these incentives are not taken into account, a Ford Trucks electric truck will deliver a lower total cost of ownership compared to diesel vehicles over a 4-year period.