Ford has unveiled its all-electric five-seater E-Tourneo Courier, the latest addition to its Tourneo range offering MPV practicality in a design that’s inspired by SUVs, as the company eyes the mission to achieve zero emissions across all vehicle sales in Europe by 2035.
Coming just weeks after the announcement of the compact electric delivery van E-Transit Courier, Ford has now presented its passenger car version in Copenhagen, Denmark, as part of the showcase event Bring On Tomorrow Live.
The latest addition to Ford’s versatile Tourneo family comes at just under 4.4 metres and with a 100kW e-motor. It features a refined all-electric driveline, complemented by an extensive array of digital experiences and connected features to help make EV ownership attractive and accessible, with the company promising over-the-air updates to enhance the product over time.
Martin Sander, general manager of Ford Model e, Europe, said: “Exciting new products like E‑Tourneo Courier are the future of Ford in Europe – electric, fun, and fuelled by a restless need for adventure. Our new all-electric multi-activity vehicle is the latest demonstration of our multi-billion dollar global push to scale EV production and deliver connected, must-have vehicles for our customers.”
E-Tourneo Courier appears blocky and meaty, but not in a bad way. It’s a modern and streamlined take (as much as possible) on the classic passenger van — a smart and cool refresh on the design; quite contrasting to another van we recently reviewed, the fun and funky-looking Volkswagen ID.Buzz.
But still, Ford’s iteration does seem to check all the boxes. It’s intended to provide ample space for both passengers and luggage, featuring a 60/40 split rear bench and over 44 per cent more boot space than the outgoing Tourneo Courier. There’s improved shoulder room and headroom, as well as a range of convenient storage options including a configurable centre console, hidden storage to keep your dirty boots (much appreciated Ford!) and a 44-litre frunk.
The eco powertrain will feature a 134bhp electric motor with a selectable one-pedal driving mode and an as yet unspecified battery. Ford says that the vehicle offers both 11kW AC and 100kW DC charging options, with a typical 7kW overnight domestic charger capable of juicing it from 10-100 per cent in 7.8 hours.
Besides, Ford software and the BlueOval Charge Network, which is one of the largest in Europe and set to include 500,000 chargers by 2024, also facilitate public charging. At a DC fast charger, future owners can add 54 miles range in just 10 minutes and charge from 10-80 per cent in under 35 minutes when needing a fast top-up away from home.
Inside, Ford’s also offering the latest EV necessities. There’s a striking “digiboard” instrument panel that features a fully digital instrument cluster and SYNC 4 infotainment controlled via the large 12‑inch touchscreen. The fully connected cabin features wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, as well as a phone charging pad.
E-Tourneo Courier is one of ten all-electric vehicles Ford has committed to offering in Europe by 2024, as it targets zero emissions for all vehicle sales in the region by 2035. The American company is investing $50 billion globally through 2026 to achieve a targeted run rate of more than 2 million all-electric vehicles by the end of that year.
The all-electric model will arrive in 2024 for customers across Europe and is available with a range of stylish series choices, including the distinctive Active model with contrasting roof colour, wheel arch mouldings, roof bars and unique seat fabrics.
What’s interesting is that before it hits the market, Ford’s EcoBoost petrol-engined Tourneo Courier will be already on the roads, which opens that opens for order this summer, and initial deliveries are expected before the end of 2023.