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Firste the e-Mustang, then the F150 Lightning , now the e-Transit.


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#1 mariner

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 17:26

After the e-Mustang and F-150 lightning Ford ah launched the e-Transit van. As anybody who lives in , or has travelled in, the UK knows Transits are everywhere. Apparently it is the biggest selling vehicle in the UK. 

 

It is famous for it's drivers " white van man" driving with a ruthless disregard for motoring courtesy. as he delivers parcels or races to the next plumbing job.

 

The e-Transit looks like the usual professional job Ford does on Transit development . It's 68KWH battery gives 196 mile range, fine if the depot as overnight charging. It comes in 25 different versions up to4.25 Tonnes GVW and two motors - 181bhp and 256bhp.

 

The scary thing if you drive in the UK is the 0 to 62 time with the bigger motor is  7 seconds. That's faster than a BMW 320D  and with the instant response of the electric drivetrain I can see it dominating urban drag races!

 

https://www.autocar..../ford/e-transit

 

BTW if anybody has been surprised by a long wheelbase Merc Sprinter van pushing them in the fast lane I read somewhere it has a top sped of 115 mph due to the comboation  of a strong engine for heavy loads and very good CD due to the great length.



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#2 BRG

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 17:55

Given the ever increasing number of Transit style vans infesting our streets to deliver all that on-line shopping, a change to E-Vans would be both practical and beneficial.

 

Of course, top London store Harrods were using electric delivery vans for just this purpose as long ago as the 1920s.  Not to mention all of those milkmen delivering door to door in electric milk floats.


Edited by BRG, 26 January 2022 - 17:55.


#3 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 18:29

Delivery vans zooming around with no audio warning? Fun. They should do scooters next.



#4 BRG

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 23:20

Electric scooters.  No, that would never catch on.  Who would be so reckless as to ride such a lethal device?



#5 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 23:38

I'm thinking purely as a pedestrian and not being able to hear my imminent impact by a takeaway rider  :lol:



#6 ARTGP

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 12:14

Delivery vans zooming around with no audio warning? Fun. They should do scooters next.

 

The diesel vans make hardly any noise either. The only way I know about the Amazon van is the obnoxious chirping sound it makes in reverse gear. 


Edited by ARTGP, 27 January 2022 - 12:14.


#7 PayasYouRace

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 13:26

The combination of road noise and the green cross code should be enough to safely cross the road.

#8 Bikr7549

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Posted 27 January 2022 - 16:15

The combination of road noise and the green cross code should be enough to safely cross the road.

 

Yes, tire noise level seems to be the major contributor to what we hear.



#9 Greg Locock

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Posted 28 January 2022 - 23:07

Due to the ongoing reduction in permissible driveby noise levels, a car accelerating at full throttle at 50 kph produces more tire noise and wind noise than engine noise. The side effect of that idiotic regulation is that we have to fit quieter tires, which are less effective for wet weather braking, to pass the test.

 

The noise levels are set by people who work in the noise reduction industry.



#10 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 29 January 2022 - 04:05

You guys have never lived in London. Neither white van men nor Deliveroo scooters are stealthy  :lol:



#11 gruntguru

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Posted 29 January 2022 - 07:49

Due to the ongoing reduction in permissible driveby noise levels, a car accelerating at full throttle at 50 kph produces more tire noise and wind noise than engine noise. The side effect of that idiotic regulation is that we have to fit quieter tires, which are less effective for wet weather braking, to pass the test.

 

The noise levels are set by people who work in the noise reduction industry.

 

Fenders lined with acoustic absorption material?

Active noise cancelling in the wheel wells?



#12 Greg Locock

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Posted 29 January 2022 - 10:47

I'd need a lazy half a million to confirm it but suspect the vast majority of the noise is radiated from the sidewall, with contact patch as a second option. http://past.isma-isa...ma2014_0388.pdf suggests CP is the noisy bit.