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2022 Ford E-Transit Will Weigh Around 600 Pounds More Than Its ICE Counterpart

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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.

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

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Written by Brett Foote

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. Whats the sense. 126 miles under perfect conditions is nothing. Imagine a tall roof in the winter using the heat , radio, etc. 50 miles ?

    • 100% agreed.

      This is ridiculous. The added 600 lbs. cuts into the GVWR rating on a vehicle specifically designed to haul weight. And, wait ’til you see the price for this stupid thing!

      This is what happens when government runs amok.

      • Actually ford did a survey, and the majority of transit owners travel less than 70 miles a day, with a lot in cities. So an all electric transit makes a lot of sense for them, as a lot of cities do have programs that benefit companies that go electric.

        So is this perfect for all use cases? Hell no! But in the cases of in a city/city area and travel less than 70-100 miles a day? This is a damn near perfect vehicle. Plus with the added ability to have a 2.4 kw plug(s) in the van, it’s great for lots of jobs.

        • It’s the taxpayer-funded subsidy that benefits companies that “go electric,” not these very limited vehicles.

          This is about government incentivizing in order to force their restrictions on all of us, one way or another.

          • Government incentives are literally *everywhere*. There are actually subsidies for refining fossil fuels. There are subsidies for turning corn into ethanol. And on and on. If you think that the green lobby is the only group getting incentives, think again.

  2. Higher weight, higher cost. Ever notice everything that is electric or hybrid costs way more than the ICE variants? You’re being hosed.

  3. Have any of you critics put any thought into why companies are spending so much engineering and research money into building electric vehicles? We must reduce the amount of CO2 going into the atmosphere! If you know another way to propel vehicles without the use of petroleum combustion please use your wisdom to enlighten the rest of us!

    • @Harry Taylor. In a word, hydrogen.
      @Njia. Why does everyone insist on labeling petroleum/natural gas as ‘fossil fuels’? Petroleum didn’t come from the emaciated remains of dinosaurs. Indeed, Mother Earth is still brewing it.
      CO2 isn’t harming anything. It’s what plants need to grow/survive.
      Y’all have been brainwashed since grade school into believing that mankind is capable of changing the climate.

  4. As mentioned above, for the owners that travel 70-90 miles a day, this can be a compelling vehicle.

    I owned a Focus Electric for 3 years and netted over $4,500 positive cash just running errands and driving to all the activities associated with having 2 high school kids.

    How? I bought 2 year old used one for $10,000 with 12,000 miles on it. Even with its limited range we drove the thing 15,000 miles per year so a total of 45,000 miles . How much did that cost? about $350 bucks per year in electricity + a new set of tires + $100 bucks for a new regular accessories battery. That’s it. You compare that with a $1,800 -$2,000 a year gas bill + 2 oil changes + Other normal maintenance + tires for that 15,000 miles per year driving on my ICE car I was saving over $1,500 per year with that car.

    It ended with it’s unfortunate demise when a kid from the high school abruptly turned into my son’s path at the last second and they totalled the car (No one hurt) / gave me a check for $9,800 bucks.

    The car handled well, was peppy, and overall pleasant to drive. Best of all: it never needed any maintenance beyond the 15 minutes fix / $100 replacement battery and tires. Nothing else, at all. It was a bit weird to never stop at a gas station.

    Even though I’m a hot rod guy with a Road Racer modified 2000 Mustang GT, a 2020 Shelby GT350 , and my wife’s 2019 Edge ST as my other cars. I’ll most likely find another deal on a used electric for the local errands / save the mileage on my other cars sooner than later.

    Electrics are awesome and money saving for running errands around town. I’ve lived it / proved it.

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