FoMoCo secured 24,000 reservations for the 2022 Ford E-Transit before production began in the U.S. at the Kansas City plant in November and in Europe at the Otosan plant this past April. Deliveries began shortly thereafter, and in the time since, a number of U.S.-based companies have placed orders for the new EV van, including Frito Lay, Penske Truck Rental, Walmart, United Rentals, and a host of other, smaller entities. Now, we can also add UK-based delivery company DPD to that list, as it has ordered 1,000 2022 Ford E-Transit vans as well.
DPD announced its big purchase by rolling out an E-Transit decked out in the company’s livery at at Fully Charged Live, the clean energy and electric vehicle show in Farnborough. The delivery company has ordered 1,000 E-Transits in the 3.5-ton, 135 kw, long wheelbase configuration and will take its first deliveries this month.
“Getting our hands on the electric Ford Transit feels like a really big moment,” said Olly Craughan, Head of Sustainability, DPD Group UK. “3.5-ton vans are the workhorse of any delivery fleet, and we are no different. We’ve said all along that we need the main commercial van manufacturers to step-up with affordable models and large scale production of right-hand drive vans to really get the EV revolution going in the UK. And Ford have done just that. The E-Transit is well priced, has a good range, and comes with all the support you would expect from Ford.”
Since winning a Euro NCAP Gold award for safety back in February, Ford released sales figures for the E-Transit for the very first time last month. Though the EV van segment is rather small at the moment with just a couple of competitors, the E-Transit is already dominating the sales charts when compared to its peers, however.