Ford has released a new compact electric MPV called the E‑Tourneo Courier. The five-seat vehicle is the latest fruit of Ford’s alliance with Volkswagen on EVs. Ford has committed to offering 10 EV models in Europe by 2024, as it targets zero emissions for all vehicle sales in the region by 2035. Ford is investing $50 billion globally through 2026 to achieve a production target of more than 2 million all-electric vehicles in 2027.
The all-electric Tourneo Courier model will arrive in 2024 in Europe, though Ecoboost petrol-engined versions will be available before the end of 2023.
E‑Tourneo Courier will carry five adults and their luggage in comfort, with a 60:40 split rear bench and 44% more boot space than the outgoing Tourneo Courier. Occupants also gain improved shoulder room and headroom, as well as a range of convenient stowage options including a configurable centre console, hidden boot cubby and 44-litre ‘frunk’ in place of the internal combustion engine.
Electric range will be revealed closer to the on-sale date. The vehicle offers both 11kW AC and 100kW DC charging options. A typical 7kW overnight domestic charge from 10-100% will take 7.8 hours. At a DC fast charger, customers can add 54 miles of range in just 10 minutes and charge from 10-80% in under 35 minutes.
The petrol-engined Tourneo Courier with a 125PS 1.0-litre EcoBoost turbocharged petrol engine enters production later in 2023 at Ford’s plant in Romania.