The Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid is a medium-sized van powered by a petrol-electric powertrain.
This modern plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) offers a city-friendly alternative to diesel, and you can read more about the driving experience on our main Transit Custom PHEV review page. Here we’re dealing with its practical features, including the exterior dimensions, load space and payload.
The Plug-In Hybrid version of the Transit Custom comes in just one body size – a significant difference to the diesel models, which offer a choice of four.
But while this is also only the smallest option, thanks to the way the batteries for the hybrid system are packaged under the floor there is no reduction in load space compared with a conventional L1H1 Transit Custom diesel.
You also get the same single, sliding side loading door on the passenger side as standard, and the usual full bulkhead.
Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid exterior dimensions
These are the main outside dimensions of the Ford Transit Custom PHEV:
- Exterior length: 4,973mm
- Exterior height: 2,000mm
- Exterior width including door mirrors: 2,272mm
- Exterior width without door mirrors: 1,986mm
- Wheelbase: 2,933mm
- Front overhang: 1,012mm
- Rear overhang: 1,028mm
- Side door entry height: 1,324mm
- Side door entry width: 1,030mm
- Rear door entry height: 1,347mm
- Rear door entry width: 1,404mm
Ford Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid load area dimensions
These are the main cargo area dimensions of the Ford Transit Custom PHEV:
- Maximum load length: 2,554mm
- Maximum load height: 1,406mm
- Maximum load width: 1,775mm
- Width between the wheel arches: 1,351mm
- Maximum load volume: 6.0 cubic metres
The Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid can’t quite match the maximum payload of the standard Transit Custom, but considering all the tech inside still manages a competitive 1,165-1,212kg, depending on specification.
You can now get a full electric van from the PSA Group in the form of the Citroen e-Dispatch, Peugeot e-Expert and Vauxhall Vivaro-e that can now carry slightly more – which is astonishing when you consider the weight of the batteries required for those. But you will be restricted to driving no more than 140-ish miles per charge to achieve that.
Want to tow? You’ll need a different van
The Transit Custom PHEV has no towing rating at all – Ford is clearly worried about the stress on the drivetrain.
Again, the PSA Group electric vans can help you here, as these are rated to be capable of towing up to 1,000kg (1.0-tonne).