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Electric Ford Transit To Launch In 2022 Model Year

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We know Ford is pushing for electric vehicles in a big way as it aims to lure in customers who want to get away from fossil fuels. One of the segments where Ford shines in much of the world is in the cargo van realm with its Ford Transit. We already knew Ford was working on an electric Ford Transit when it was announced that the van would use the same battery pack as the Mustang Mach-E. Ford has now confirmed the Transit EV will debut in the United States and Canada for the 2022 model year.

Ford says that the vehicle will help businesses to achieve sustainability goals and lower the cost of ownership while helping cities to improve air quality and reduce noise levels. The electric Ford Transit will be built in the United States and will be smart and connected, giving owners technology solutions such as in-vehicle high-speed data architecture and cloud-based services to allow fleet optimization.

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Ford says that the transit EV will be built on the “backbone” of Ford’s 35 years of commercial vehicle leadership. The transit EV will leverage Ford’s strong manufacturing base, parts availability, and service network as well as a highly integrated upfitter network. The EV will also come with access to the largest public charging network in North America.

Ford says that the all-electric Transit van will come in a variety of configurations including a cargo van, cutaway, and chassis cab while offering three roof heights and three body lengths. Ford is offering no indication of driving range at this point, but since the vehicle uses the Mach-E battery pack, we do have some indication of what the van may be able to do. In its top trim version, the Mach-E can drive about 300 miles per charge, but we would expect the electric Transit to weigh more and therefore have a lower driving range for the same size battery pack compared to the Mach-E.

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. Ford must offer this electric Transit as the next mail carrier vehicle for the USPS!! An EV is perfect for urban mail service, as it has to stop and park by every mailbox on every street in its delivery route, so the energy and maintenance saved will pay back the higher initial cost of the electric version versus the regular gasoline version.

    • I’d made a comment/suggestion like this before, saying that commercial and fleet vehicles should switch over to electric with certain autonomous features. These, plus police vehicles, EMS/first responder vehicles and other vehicles in these types of lines of work should carry out their duties powered by electric motors. Electric vehicles would be a huge help to companies such as Amazon, or companies that partner with ride sharing companies. Granted I don’t want everything to become some kind of electric car or fuel cell car or hybrid, but I think that these cars have a place along side internal combustion vehicles.

  2. Now this is a smart idea. Ford should electrify both the Transit and the Transit connect as well as bring back the C-Max in two different body styles (hatch and crossover). Those along with the F150 “Atlas” electric pickup truck and the Mach-E, which should come with more performance electric variants, and a few other electric vehicles such as the EVOS performance electric vehicle, Mach-3 electric performance roadster, GT90 Electric Lamborghini competitor & GT40 Electric super car. This gives Ford a wide range of electric vehicles. The electric cars should be engaging not only in power but in sound and feel. Multiple speed gearboxes with paddle shifters should be available options on the performance vehicles along with unique and organic vehicle sounds that compliment the performance of the vehicles. These are some of the things that would make the electric car market more desirable and easier to live with along side the regular combustion cars.

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