Ford will officially unveil the zero-emission, all-electric E-Transit – a new version of the world’s best-selling cargo van – on November 12th. The announcement has been accompanied by the results of a new survey conducted in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, in partnership with Google.
More than 60 percent of Americans and 68 percent of Brits care about the environmental impact of vehicles used by delivery services. That’s a 12 percent increase in the U.S. alone since earlier in the year, when the initial survey was conducted .
In all three countries, more than half of respondents say they’d choose an electric-powered delivery service over a gas-powered one if price and arrival times were the same, with 54 percent in the U.S. and nearly 58 percent in the U.K. saying so.
And even if they have to wait longer for a delivery via zero-emissions vans, 43 percent of Americans and almost 50 percent Brits say they would do so.
Mark Kaufman, Global Electrification Director, Ford Motor Company says: “The world – and the way we power our vehicles – is changing. It’s why the time is right for a new type of Transit, something that remains the backbone of commercial business while serving both our community and the environment. Never has there been a better time to realize that doing the right thing is good for business – ours and yours.”
He adds: “We’re electrifying our biggest brands — from the exhilarating Mustang Mach-E arriving soon to the work-ready all-electric F-150 and Transit — to help bring down the cost of this environmentally friendly technology while also improving performance and capability for businesses and the average driver.”