Ford Transit Custom ECOnetic an ultra-frugal choice for fleets
The Transit Custom ECOnetic achieves best-in-class fuel consumption from 47.1mpg, a reduction of 8% against its predecessor, and CO2 emissions from 159g/km – placing it on a par with a family car such as the popular Ford S-MAX.
‘Transit Custom already delivers great fuel economy and the new ECOnetic model pushes the bar higher, into the realm of the family car,’ said Barb Samardzich, vice president Product Development, Ford of Europe. ‘The Transit Custom ECOnetic is packed with advanced fuel-saving technologies that help businesses keep running costs to a minimum and reduce their carbon footprint,’ she added.
The ECOnetic version of the all-new Transit Custom, recently named “International Van of the Year 2013”, delivers many low-CO2 features as standard, including Acceleration Control, an innovative new technology that limits the acceleration to levels achievable when the vehicle is fully laden, enabling significant fuel savings when the vehicle is unladen or part-laden. Field tests show that Acceleration Control can reduce real-world fuel consumption by four to 15 per cent and cut wear-and-tear on brakes, tyres and other components