Ford has unveiled its new E-Transit, an all-electric version of its best-selling cargo van.
E-Transit, which will start arriving with European customers in early 2022, is part of Ford’s $11.5 billion global investment in electrification through 2022.
The van will be equipped with a usable battery capacity of 67kWh offering an estimated driving range of up to 217 miles on the combined WLTP cycle. The vehicle’s electric motor will have a peak output of 198 kW (269 PS) and 430Nm of torque
E-Transit will also feature both AC charging and DC fast-charging. The vehicle’s 11.3kW on-board charger will be capable of delivering a 100% charge in up to 8.2 hours. Charging with up to 115kW using a high-power DC fast-charger, E-Transit can top-up the battery from 15 per cent to 80 per cent in around 34 minutes. The Payload will be targeted up to 1,616kg for the van and up to 1,967kg for the chassis cab models.
The vehicle also will have the Scheduled Pre-Conditioning mode, which will enable the climate control system to be programmed to adjust the cabin to the preferred temperature while the vehicle is still on charge, ensuring that the maximum driving range is available.
According to the company, E-Transit will reduce service cost of ownership by approximately 40% compared with internal combustion engine-equipped models, as a result of lower maintenance expenses.
In Europe, customers will benefit from a one-year unlimited mileage service offering plus the eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty package for the battery and high-voltage electric components.
Also, the E-Transit will feature optional Pro Power Onboard, which will enable customers to transform the vehicle into a mobile power source, providing up to 2.3kW for powering tools and equipment on the jobsite and on the go.
Ford designed the E-Transit with the goal of uncompromising cargo volume capacity, so the E-Transit’s battery is located underneath the body, providing up to 15.1 cubic meters of cargo space.
According to Jim Farley, Ford’s president and CEO, the E-transit could be a game changer for the industry.
“Ford is North America and Europe’s commercial vehicle 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 neutral goal by 2050,” he said. “It’s good for the planet and a huge advantage for customers with lower operating costs and new connected technologies that will help their businesses.”