Aesthetically, this Ford vehicle is intended to derive from the new E-Transit Custom. Well, apart from the luminous line that connects the two front lights, we don’t see too much. Anyway, let’s salute the exercise which is refreshing. The Ford Pro Electric SuperVan is the first of the “SuperVan” series that is 100% electric.
Four electric motors give the power of 2000 horsepower. They are powered by a 50 kWh liquid-cooled battery. Liquid cooling is imposed by the high power output, which inevitably heats the battery.
The 0 to 100 km/h is done in less than 2 seconds. The undergarments come from Ford Performance, and from STARD in Austria. They know their stuff since they are the ones who design and develop the Fiesta ERX EV (electric rallycross) after having designed thermal vehicles for years for the WRX or the WRC.
As Ford still wants to attach this “one off” vehicle to series production, the SYNC touch screen is the standard one found on the Mustang Mach-E for example. In addition to racing telematics, the Ford Pro Electric SuperVan uses the same system (and more advanced) than what is offered by Ford Pro to fleet managers in terms of connected vehicles.
Frenchman Romain Dumas has the honor of driving the electric Ford during the Goodwood Festival of Speed, from June 23 to 26, 2022.
Outputting 2000 electric horsepower is ultimately quite simple physically. There remains the prototype itself, which remains an undeniable know-how of the racing prototype. But, at the risk of sounding old grumpy…it’s not worth the Espace F1 for example. Still, the automotive era is more at Dziiiiii than at BROOOAAAAP! Too bad no doubt.
Technically, Ford is preparing 100% electric sports and supercars with this kind of demonstration vehicle. Goodbye V8s?
The recipe is always the same, but the execution is different. Take a vehicle that you don’t think is sporty at all, put more than necessary watts into it, and sprinkle it all with sporty underwear. Here, it’s not a Renault Espace V10 but a 100% electric Ford E-Transit with 2,000 electric horses.