Ford Transit Custom PHEV is International Van of the Year 2020
A panel of European commercial vehicle editors and expert journalists from 25 countries elected the new Ford Transit Custom Hybrid "International Van of the Year" 2020. It shattered the competition, collecting 97 points, with its nearest challenger - the mild diesel hybrid Ford Transit EcoBlue - in second place with 54 points. Third was the new Volkswagen Transporter T6.1.
“The jury appreciated the direction that Ford has taken to develop a viable drivetrain alternative that meets both urban and rural requirements in a most eco-friendly fashion. Its Plug-in Hybrid system is zero emission capable, with no range anxiety, has no compromise on payload or load volume and has a simple recharging regime. Basically the technology is designed to run on electric power for city trips – to help improve local air quality. No other manufacturer has gone down this alternative route, as yet,” said Jarlath Sweeney, Chairman IVOTY.