Ford E-Transit (2023)

The complete guide to charging your Ford E-Transit (2023), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Last updated: Apr 10, 2024 8 min read

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Key stats
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Range (WLTP):

196 miles

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Electric cost/mile:


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Rapid charge:


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EV type:

Battery electric


How do you make one of the most iconic vehicles of all time even better? By electrifying it of course, which is exactly what Ford has done with the E-Transit. In fact, the Transit holds such a special place in transport history that its electrification is arguably the most significant of any vehicle, so it’s got big boots to fill. And fill them it does (albeit for a very steep price)!

It’s the most powerful electric van on sale in the UK, with a realistic range of ~190 miles for the base model. It’ll take around 10 hours to charge to full on a 7kW home charger, and – crucially – it can also use rapid chargers. All told, there are 25 different models to choose from, including various wheelbases and gross vehicle weights; however, for the purposes of this guide, we've used the base L2H2 Van model. Plus, the special allowances for EVs means a driver with a regular car licence can drive any model, unlike the diesel version where the same driver is restricted to driving vehicles at 3.5 tonnes and under.

Put simply, the E-Transit is a big deal.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Ford E-Transit

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your E-Transit from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging method Typically found at Charging time* Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plug Home 30 h 6 m/h
3.6kW Home / Work 19 h 10 m/h
7kW Home / Work / Public Locations 10 h 18 m/h
22kW Work / Public Locations 6 h 28 m/h
50kW Public Locations 50 min 64 m/30 min
150kW Public Locations 30 min 148 m/30 min

* Based on Pod Point estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Ford E-Transit with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point. There is also a CCS connector for rapid charging.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

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Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW

Max AC 3-phase rate: 11kW
Rapid: CCS

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Max DC rate: 115kW
Connector location: Front Middle
Connector location: Front - Middle

Where you can charge a Ford E-Transit

You can charge your Ford E-Transit conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.

At Home

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7kW Solo Charger

Find out more about Smart Home Charging

At Work

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7kW Solo Charger*

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging
Built Environment Charging

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7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Built Environment Charging
On Public Networks

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7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging**

Charging on the Pod Point Network

* Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Ford E-Transit

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates). Charging on the Pod Point Network can be accessed through the Pod Point App.

Place Avg. cost Cost/mile
Home (empty to full)* £18.09 10.86p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)** £17.05 17.06p

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Pod Point home chargers are easy to use, and are fully compatible with the entire Ford range of electric vehicles. Get a quote today.

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Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*) 196 miles
Pod Point Confidence Range** 167 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** Pod Point Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph


Top speed 81 mph
Engine power 181 bhp / 135 kW
Torque 430 Nm
Battery size 68 kWh
Usable battery (Pod Point estimate) 64.6 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP) 494-579 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (Pod Point estimate) 388 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP) N/A
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP) 0 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (Pod Point calculated)* 45 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Ford E-Transit is expected to only be eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £0 road tax and £0 London Congestion Charge.

Price (excl VAT & PiVG) £48,650
Vehicle warranty 3 years / 100,000 miles
Battery warranty 8 years / 100,000 miles
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Amount
Year 1 £0
Years 2-5 £0
Van Benefit Charge Annual benefit charge
22/23 £0

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxes Amount
London Congestion Zone Charge* £0
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge** £0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group TBC
Grant name Eligibility Amount Benefit
OZEV EV Chargepoint Grant £350 Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Grant up to £5,000 Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant (currently unavailable) £300 Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.

Pod Point home chargers are easy to use, and are fully compatible with the entire Ford range of electric vehicles. Get a quote today.