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2022 Ford E-Transit Has No Frunk, Spare Tire Is Mounted Up Front

One of the benefits most electric vehicles present is the addition of some extra cargo space in places where it just isn’t possible in ICE-powered vehicles, like under the hood and where a gas tank might normally reside. However, the 2022 Ford E-Transit is one of a few EVs that will not come with a “frunk,” or front trunk, and the spare tire location will be a bit different from its ICE counterpart as well.

This info comes directly from Ford, which showed off the E-Transit’s spare tire location in a presentation. Instead of being mounted behind the rear wheels, it’s located near the front. This is presumably because the E-Transit’s battery pack is mounted beneath the cargo area, and takes up the space where the spare would normally be located.

The fact that the 2022 Ford E-Transit doesn’t have a frunk is somewhat surprising, but considering the fact that it has a massive rear cargo area primarily used by commercial customers to haul things, Ford likely figured that it wasn’t entirely necessary.

In addition to these differences, the E-Transit will differ slightly from ICE-powered Ford Transit models in other ways as well. As we reported yesterday, the electric version of the popular van will weigh around 600 pounds more than 3.5L V6-equipped models, thanks in part to its 67 kWh battery pack, as well as the addition of a heavy-duty semi-trailing arm suspension system.

The E-Transit will be available in a choice of three roof heights and three body lengths, as well as in cargo, cutaway, and chassis cab versions. Ford is targeting a maximum payload of 3,800 pounds and up to 4,290 pounds for cutaway versions, with an electric motor delivering a targeted 266 horsepower (198 kilowatts) and 317 pound-feet of torque across all configurations.

The all-electric Transit will deliver an estimated range of 126 miles in the low-roof cargo van variant and features both AC and DC fast charging with a mobile charger that can plug into both 120-volt and 240-volt outlets. Additionally, an optional Ford Connected Charge Station can fully charge the E-Transit in eight hours.

The 2022 E-Transit has a starting MSRP under $45,000 for U.S. fleet customers and comes with an eight-year, 100,000-mile electric vehicle component warranty. It will be produced at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant and is scheduled to launch in late 2021.

We’ll have more on the E-Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. royl

    More than 30 years ago, crash testing demonstrated mounting the spare tire in the ”
    engine compartment”, in front of the driver, reduced fatalities. I know Subaru mounted the spare tire in most of their cars “under the hood”. Maybe this is why they have such a good saftey record? Nothing new here, except ford is now following the science.

  2. John kaminski

    Why not build a hybrid for camping vans?


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