Ford Transit Custom (2021)

The complete guide to charging your Ford Transit Custom (2021), covering electric range, how long it takes to charge, how much it costs, and much more.

Key Stats

Range (WLTP):

35 miles

Electric cost/mile:


Rapid charge:


EV type:

Plug-in hybrid


Ford's Transit Custom comes as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric van, or more specifically it is actually a "Range Extender", meaning its small engine never drives the wheels, when you have exceeded its ~30 mile range that engine works as a generator to keep the battery live. Ford are clearly aiming this at those unsure about full electrification, but keen to operate on electric mode in urban centres (and ULEV zones). The van itself is broadly the same as the ICE Ford Custom model - ultra practical, capable, pleasant to drive. But the plug-in is much more expensive.

Charging Details

Charging time for a Ford Transit Custom

The table below shows the estimated time to charge your Transit Custom from empty to full. For rapid charging, we show the time to charge from 20% - 80%, as charging tends to slow outside this range to protect the battery.

Charging methodTypically found atCharging time*Range/hour**
Empty to full
3-pin plugHome6 h6 m/h
3.6kWHome / Work4 h9 m/h
7kWHome / Work / Public Locations2 h17 m/h
22kWWork / Public Locations2 h17 m/h
50kWPublic LocationsN/AN/A
150kWPublic LocationsN/AN/A

* Based on EV Made Easy estimates, charging time can differ based on the ambient temperature, the state of the battery (e.g. empty or half full) and variation in charging rate. Max charging rate may also be limited by the vehicle.
** Range per hour is the number of miles you can expect to get from an hour of charging at the relevant rate.

Connector type and charging rates

You can charge your Ford Transit Custom with a Type 2 connector at home, work or at a public charging point.

Slow / Fast: Type 2

Type 2 connector icon

Max AC 1-phase rate: 7.4kW
Max AC 3-phase rate: 7.4kW
Connector location: Left Side - Front

Where you can charge a Ford Transit Custom

You can charge your Ford Transit Custom conveniently at home, plug-in when you arrive at work or top up (mostly for free!) when you're out and about at locations including supermarkets and public car parks.


At Home

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger from £799*

Find out more about Smart Home Charging


At Work

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger**

Find out more about Workplace EV Charging


Shared parking

3.6kW or 7kW Solo or Twin Charger

Find out more about Residential EV Charging


On Public Networks

3.6kW or 7kW Solo Charger & Rapid Charging***

Charging on the EV Made Easy Network


* Standard pricing, excludes any grants.
** Other charging options are also available, speak to our team for more information.
*** Available for vehicles with either CCS or CHAdeMO connectors.

Cost to charge

Cost of charging a Ford Transit Custom

The cost of charging your car will vary between home, work and public chargepoints (below are our estimates).

PlaceAvg. costCost/mile
Home (empty to full)*£3.4311.52p
Public rapid chargers (20%-80%)**N/AN/A

* Assumes tariff of 28p/kWh. The cost of home charging will vary depending on your electricity rate.
** Assumes tariff of 44p/kWh applicable to most network rapid chargers as of April 2022.

Ford Transit Lifestyle

Vehicle Specs

Official range (WLTP*)35 miles
EV Made Easy Confidence Range**30 miles

* For information on "WLTP" and more, please visit our Electric Vehicle Dictionary.
** EV Made Easy Confidence Range is the maximum distance we’d be confident driving on electric power between charges. Real range will depend on various factors including driving conditions, personal driving style, outside temperature, heating / air conditioning, etc.

0-62 mph6.2 seconds
Top speed75 mph
Engine power125 bhp / 92 kW
Torque355 Nm
Battery size13.6 kWh
Usable battery (EV Made Easy estimate)12.2 kWh
Official battery efficiency (WLTP)437 Wh/mile
Battery efficiency (EV Made Easy estimate)411 Wh/mile
Environmental impact
Official MPG (WLTP)91 mpg
Official CO2 emissions (WLTP)69 gCO2/km
CO2 emissions from UK grid electricity usage (EV Made Easy calculated)*48 gCO2/km

* This metric estimates the environmental impact of driving your electric vehicle based on how the electricity that powers your car is generated. We take the average carbon intensity across the UK grid measured throughout 2021 to calculate the expected grams of CO2 emitted per 1 km driven. The actual number will vary by region, when you charge (e.g. carbon intensity is usually lower overnight period) and whether your electricity comes from more renewable sources than the average.

Purchase, Tax & Grants

The Ford Transit Custom is only eligible for the EV chargepoint grant, but you will benefit from £15 year 1 road tax.

Price (excl VAT & PiVG)£40,845
Vehicle warranty3 years / 60,000 miles
Battery warranty8 years / 100,000 miles
Vehicle Excise Duty (VED)Amount
Year 1£15
Years 2-5£480
Van Benefit ChargeAnnual benefit charge

* For further information including how to calculate personal BiK liabilities, please visit our Electric Car Tax guide.

Local taxesAmount
London Congestion Zone Charge*£15
Ultra Low Emission Zone Charge**£0

* A £10 annual registration fee will still apply to each vehicle.
** For further information on London's Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ), please visit our ULEZ guide.

Insurance group38
Grant nameEligibilityAmountBenefit
OZEV EV chargepoint grant£350Can be used to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation
OZEV Plug-in Car Grant£0Used to reduce the cost of the vehicle
EST Domestic Charge Point Grant£250Can be used in Scotland in addition to the EV chargepoint grant to reduce the cost of a home charger with installation

* Prices for vehicles are typically displayed with the Plug-in Car grant discount already applied. Home charging grants are dependent on status of the grant, and subject to eligibility requirements of the applicant as well as the vehicle.