Ford began a new chapter in the legendary SuperVan series today by unveiling the ultra-efficient all-electric Ford Pro Electric SuperVan electric van at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan takes full advantage of electric performance and better connectivity to achieve the most formidable Ford van ever has.
Four electric motors and a 50 kWh liquid-cooled battery produce around 2,000 hp, accelerating the car to 0-100 km / h in less than 2 seconds. Designed to run on the track, Ford Pro Electric SuperVan features components from the recently unveiled E-Transit Custom, a fully electric version of Europe's best-selling van. Performance is complemented by SYNC technology familiar from Ford's production vehicles and additional features designed to control Electric SuperVan's operations.
Better connectivity keeps the driver up to date and enables optimized performance and real-time data transfer for the car's remote control. The vehicle also has similar selectable driving modes and braking energy recovery as Ford electric cars for regular traffic.
Ford Performance and the Austrian STARD electric motorsport experts secretly developed the car. The look was designed by Ford's design team in Cologne, Germany.
Ford's first SuperVan was unveiled in 1971. It had the engine of the Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 mounted in the middle. This created a unique Transit Mk. 1. The same formula was used to develop the next SuperVan. Another SuperVan, Transit Mk. The 2-piece fiberglass body hid the monocoque of the 590 hp Ford C100 Cosworth V8 racing car. The Ford SuperVan 3 (Transit Mk. 3) was born from its predecessor and was powered by a 650-horsepower Cosworth HB engine that was also used in Formula 1 cars of that era.
"Now we're bringing Ford SuperVan into the 21st century. The electric car offers a whopping 2,000 horsepower, unparalleled excitement, and a unique style inspired by the new Ford E-Transit Custom. But performance isn't just about horsepower - the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan can also produce real-time data for engineers to optimize performance, just like the best racing cars," says Mark Rushbrook, Global Director, Ford Performance Motorsports.
"Ford Pro services are about improving customer productivity - so why not create a new all-electric Electric SuperVan that demonstrates the force of electrification and connectivity," says Hans Schep, General Manager, Ford Pro, Europe. "This amazing car takes E-Transit Custom's advanced technology and unique look to a new level and is a super-fast proof of the power of the Ford Pro's connected services ecosystem." The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan was unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor will also make its European debut.