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The First 2022 Ford E-Transit Vans Have Rolled Off The Assembly Line

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The Earlier this month, Ford Authority reported that 2022 Ford Transit production is scheduled to begin at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant on December 14th, 2021, while 2022 Ford E-Transit production was expected to start sooner – November 15th, 2021. Now, we have confirmation that the very first 2022 Ford E-Transit vans have indeed already rolled off the assembly line from CEO Jim Farley himself, who recently tweeted about it.

The E-Transit pilot program launched in the U.S. earlier this month after Penske Truck Leasing and National Grid took delivery of pre-production versions of the new all-electric van for testing purposes. The truck rental/leasing company and global energy management outfit and operator of several utility conglomerates will be evaluating and validating the E-Transit with an eye toward electrifying their respective fleets in the coming years.

To date, Ford has secured over 24,000 reservations for the E-Transit, which shares quite a few similiarities with its ICE-powered brethren, yet also a few distinct differences, aside from its all-electric drivetrain. The electric Transit has no frunk, unlike many other EVs, and its spare tire is mounted up front, rather than below the rear cargo area. Additionally, the E-Transit will weigh around 600 pounds more than ICE Transits, mostly due to its 67 kWh battery pack, and it will also cost roughly $9,000 more as well.

Aside from lower operating costs than gas-powered models, E-Transit commercial customers will also enjoy a number of complimentary services from Ford Pro, including a trial period of E-Telematics, which enables fleet managers to track battery range, locate charging stations, and learn about power consumption trends.

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.

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