The Future of Business: How Could A Ford E-Transit Benefit Your Business? 

The Future of Business: How Could A Ford E-Transit Benefit Your Business?

In an era where environmental and sustainability are at the forefront of business decisions in South Wales, Ford are stepping up to provide innovative solutions. One of these solutions is the All-Electric Ford E-Transit, a ground-breaking electric van that promises to change the world of commercial vehicles for Cardiff business. In this blog, we will delve into how a Ford E-Transit can benefit your Cardiff business such as: 

  1. Ford ProPower Onboard  

  2. Blue Oval Network Charging Network

  3. Tailored for Your Business Needs 

  4. Smart Technology for Efficient Ford Fleet Management (FordPro & FordPro Telematics) 

  5. Regenerative Braking: Extended Range and Efficiency  

Curious if you’re ready to make the change to an All-Electric future? Explore our video and take the test to discover if you’re ready for the All-Electric lifestyle.  

1. Ford ProPower Onboard 

Ford ProPower Onboard is a Ford E-Transit optional extra that represents Ford’s commitment to innovation by transforming vehicles into versatile, on-the-go power sources, expanding the utility and functionality beyond traditional transportation. 

It essentially turns the vehicle into a mobile generator, providing a range of electrical power outlets to supply tools, equipment, or even power for leisure activities while you’re on the go. The power outlet is found at the rear of the vehicle, and is run by the charge you have in the vehicle. There are settings which enable you to set how many miles you need for your route home or to the next charge station, which will in turn, turn off the generator automatically to ensure you have enough charge in the vehicle to get you home. 

Who is this feature best for?  

This feature has been particularly well-received by contractors, construction workers, outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone who requires mobile power, as it eliminates the need for standalone generators, reducing equipment costs and providing a more convenient and integrated power solution.  

Want to know more about how Ford ProPower Onboard can help you with your Cardiff business? Watch this video that demonstrates this optional extra via an E-Transit:

2. Blue Oval Network Charging Network 

You may have heard about the Ford BlueOval charging network before, but if you haven’t – it’s the largest charging network in the UK that combines various charging networks, including the rapidly growing IONITY network in Europe. By purchasing a Ford E-Transit for your Cardiff business, you get access to convenient pay-as-you-go charging to over 300,000 public charging stations across the UK and Europe.  

Charging stations are popping up everywhere – the instalment of charging stations are expanding with the demand increasing as we all transition to an All-Electric lifestyle. You can locate all local charging stations via an app called ZapMap which you can download on Android and Apple phones. 

Using the Ford BlueOval Charging Network comes with several benefits, which include the following:  

    • You pay reduced rates at certain charge stations. 
    • You can use your FordPass Charging Card to tap and pay, meaning you do not have to sign up each time you charge at a new station. 
    • All your billing is in one account, making it easier to manage your charging. 
    • You have access to over 300,000 public charging stations across Europe. 
Ford Blue Oval Charging Network

3. Tailored for Your Business Needs 

Each business has their own unique requirements. The Ford E-Transit come in different variations as a recognition of these diversities. Whatever style of van you are looking for, the Ford E-Transit has you covered. Choose from a normal cargo van with different roof heights, wheelbase lengths, or various cargo space options, or even a chassis cab. This versatility means you can tailor the vehicle to suit your specific business needs. It’s not just about a vehicle; it’s a custom solution designed to optimise your business.  

4. Smart Technology for Efficient Ford Fleet Management (FordPro & FordPro Telematics) 

In the digital era, the Ford E-Transit stands out with its smart technology integration. Advanced connectivity features provide real-time data, enabling better business vehicle management. With FordPro, you can monitor up to 5 of your vehicles, track routes, optimise deliveries and manage maintenance schedules seamlessly. This level of insight empowers you to make informed decisions that maximise efficiency so you can get the most back out of your business.  

FordPro Telematics provide advanced features tailored for fleets, focusing on enhancing efficiency, productivity, and safety. After purchasing your first Ford E-Transit, you’ll receive a complimentary 12-month subscription, after those 12-months, FordPro Telematics would then tradition to a monthly subscription. There are a few subscription options available – to find out which best fits your business needs in Cardiff, please reach out to our team here at Fordthorne. 

5. Regenerative Braking: Extended Range and Efficiency  

One of the innovative features of the Ford E-Transit is regenerative braking. This technology recharges the battery during braking and deceleration, feeding the energy back into the battery. Efficient drivers can maximise their range and extend the energy further with everyday driving. This ensures that energy isn’t wasted but rather harnessed for further use!

Conclusion  

The Ford E-Transit isn’t just your typical work van; it’s a strategic asset and investment for businesses looking to elevate their day-to-day operations. From its eco-friendly and cost-saving electric powertrain to its smart technology, each feature contributes to enhancing business efficiency and performance. Embrace the future of business vehicles today with the Ford E-Transit – test drive by contacting us at Fordthorne on Penarth Road, Cardiff, through our online enquiry form and find out where innovation meets functionality, setting the stage for sustainable success.