Can you plug the Transit hybrid in?
Yes, the Transit is a PHEV and is designed to be plugged in so it can drive on electric power only. In good conditions it will do 27 miles on a charge which takes 2-4 hours.
Is the Transit PHEV better than a diesel?
It’s certainly nicer to drive, but whether it makes financial sense will depend on how and where you drive it. It is likely to be most beneficial for drivers who need to drive in London frequently.
What sort of engine does the Transit PHEV use?
It uses a three-cylinder, 1-litre petrol which generates electricity for an electric motor. The petrol engine isn’t actually linked to the wheels at all.
Can you tow with a Transit PHEV?
No – it’s not rated for towing at all, unlike the pure electric Vauxhall Vivaro-e and the van version of the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV.
Can you get the Transit PHEV in different body styles?
It is only currently available with the smaller, low-roof and short wheelbase Custom body. But crew vans and the Tourneo people-carrier are available options.