Ford has pulled the covers off the 2022 E-Transit – an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van – featuring next-level connected vehicle technology. The E-Transit is the first all-electric cargo van from a full-line automaker in North America.
The cargo van offers a powerful electric motor targeting 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts of power and 317 lb.-ft. of torque.
E-Transit also features both AC and DC fast charging, coming standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can plug into a normal 120-volt outlet for slow and steady charging or into a 240-volt outlet for faster charging. For home charging, the Ford Connected Charge Station can fully charge E-Transit in eight hours.
E-Transit will be available – at a price starting under $45,000 – in late 2021.
Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO, says: “Ford is North America and Europe’s commercial truck and van leader, so the transition of fleet vehicles to zero emissions, especially for the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment, is critical to achieve our carbon neutrality goal by 2050.”
He adds: “Ford is ready to lead the charge, starting with the all-electric Transit and all-electric F-150 on the way. This is good for the planet and a huge advantage for customers to help lower their operating costs and provide connected fleet management technologies that will help their businesses.”
E-Transit will also feature the new Ford Co-Pilot360 with technology such as Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist, which together identify speed limits and automatically change the vehicle speed accordingly.
Ford says E-Transit will be highly connected. Its software solutions will help fleets manage charging transactions and telematics services.
Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform operations officer, comments: “E-Transit is a data-rich, connected platform that will help our fleet customers unlock greater productivity. The value for our commercial customers grows over time as more connected vehicles join the network.”
E-Transit is part of a Ford investment in electrification of more than $11.5 billion through 2022.
Ted Cannis, Ford North America general manager of commercial business, states: “Affordability is key, and our customers buy only what they need to get the job done. E-Transit provides ample range at a price that makes the transition to electric easy. And Ford is just getting started.”
Ford has been making Transit family vehicles for 55 years and commercial vehicles since 1905. The company will assemble E-Transit for North American customers at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.
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