The 2022 Ford E-Transit – the all-electric version of the Ford Transit – was revealed back in November 2020, and has since embarked on a number of customer pilot programs. The E-Transit entered production at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant last November and began shipping to U.S. customers in February, but the EV van is headed to many other places, including Mexico and Europe after Ford took 10,000 initial orders for the new model in America alone. However, Ford hadn’t yet disclosed 2022 Ford E-Transit sales – even though the first models were sold in February – until its recently-released March sales report.
That report reveals that Ford sold a total of 528 E-Transits last month “as production continues to grow.” Meanwhile, demand for the new all-electric van was high from the onset, prompting the automaker to stop taking fleet orders for the E-Transit back in January, along with the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.
The all-new E-Transit provides a usable battery capacity of 67 kilowatt-hours, which delivers an estimated range of 126 miles in the low-roof cargo van variant. The EV features both AC and DC fast charging and comes standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can plug into a normal 120-volt outlet for slower charging or into a 240-volt outlet for faster charging. Those seeking the fastest home charging solution can purchase the Ford Connected Charge Station, which can fully charge E-Transit in eight hours.
The E-Transit is available with a choice of three roof heights and three body lengths, as well as in cargo, cutaway, and chassis cab versions. The big draw for commercial customers, however, is the fact that scheduled maintenance costs for the all-electric Transit are estimated to be 40 percent less than the average scheduled maintenance costs for its gas-powered counterpart over eight years or 100,000 miles.
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I’m a Ford lover, 60 years ago. I have an ’68 F100, a ’69 Mach One and two Focus. Thank You.
Horrible range. Could have had so much potential. Without a minimum of 350 km it won’t work for mine and any other local business here in canada