Ford announces E-Transit for the spring of 2022. The 100% electric version of the world's best-selling van has advanced connectivity technologies and services, along with specific Transit abilities. The new FordPass Connect modem, which is offered as standard equipment, gives connectivity solutions, helping buyers to optimize fleet productivity by easily identifying charging points and paying for power online. It also allows wireless updating of navigation.
E-Transit benefits from the optional Pro Power Onboard, which allows customers to turn their vehicle into a mobile power source, providing 2.3 kW for electrical equipment. This is a premiere for light commercial vehicles on the European market.
The new Ford E-Transit proposes a range of up to 350 km (from a 67 kWh battery) according to the WLTP, this is three times the average daily distance travelled by fleet vehicles. The low maintenance expenses help customers to save around 40% in the cost associated with overhaul compared to diesel Ford vans. E-Transit offers the longest revision interval in its class: one year, with no mileage limit.
The Transit's electric motor offers 198 kW (269 hp) and 430 Nm of torque, making it the most powerful engine in the segment of vans. The rear axle propulsion gives excellent traction when the electric van is carrying large cargo.
The first 100% electric Ford Transit is ideal for the urban environment, travel routes and deliveries within zero-emission traffic areas. The van's driving modes are adapted to its electric propulsion system. A special Eco mode improves energy consumption by up to 8-10% when the E-Transit is operated without cargo. Eco mode limits the maximum speed, adjusts the acceleration and optimizes the air conditioning.
The payload is up to 1,616 kg in the case of the van version and up to 1,967 kg in the case of the chassis version.
The new Ford E-Transit is backed by a powerful global network of more than 1,800 Ford commercial vehicle dealers.
The 2022 Ford E-Transit will be sold for less than 38,000 euros.
Ford, which is the leading commercial vehicle brand in Europe and North America, has been building the 55-year-old Transit range of commercial vehicles since 1905. Ford will build the E-Transit van for European customers in Turkey.