The all-electric version of the Ford Transit – the 2022 Ford E-Transit – was revealed last November. However, we’ve heard very little about the forthcoming EV in the months since, save for some details regarding its version of Ford’s Pro Power Onboard generator and its generous warranty that will top ICE-powered Transit models.
Now, sources familiar with Ford’s product plans have revealed that the 2022 Ford E-Transit will also weigh around 600 pounds more than its ICE counterparts, or more especially, the models equipped with Ford’s 3.5L V6. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, as electric vehicles are known for generally weighing more than gas-powered vehicles.
Much of that extra weight will come from the E-Transit’s 67 kWh battery pack, which is mounted underneath the vehicle’s body to optimize cargo space. The E-Transit also features a heavy-duty semi-trailing arm suspension system enabling better steering precision and more confident handling, plus better traction both in laden and unladen conditions.
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.