Production of the all-new, all-electric 2022 Ford E-Transit began last November at the Kansas City Assembly plant, with the very first deliveries following a couple of months later. Since then, the E-Transit has launched in a number of countries other than the U.S., quickly gaining favor among commercial customers around the globe. Now, 2022 Ford E-Transit van deliveries have begun in Norway as well, a development that was announced by Per Gunnar Berg, chairman and managing director of Ford Norway, via Twitter.
This move follows the start of E-Transit production in Europe at the Otosan Assembly plant in Turkey, which began back in April, as well as the EV van’s launch in Mexico this past March. Ford released its first sales figures for the E-Transit back in April, and though the EV van segment is still relatively new and small, the E-Transit already has a big lead on the competition, recording 1,575 sales through April compared to just 43 total between all of its competitors.
In the U.S., a number of companies have placed orders for the 2022 Ford E-Transit in recent months, including snack company Frito Lay, which purchased 41 units for use near its corporate headquarters, as well as Penske Truck Leasing, which has placed an order for 750 E-Transits after becoming the first truck rental and leasing company to test out pre-production versions of the EV van. To date, FoMoCo has received over 24,000 reservations and 10,000 orders for the E-Transit.
Wow- the first of many Ford Pro E Transit customer deliveries in Norway- today to our amazing customer NorEngros Kjosavik in Stavanger!! Thank you also to our best Ford partner & dealer for 100 years -Kverneland Bil! 🤩#FordPro #Electric #Future #NorEngros #FordEU #FordUS #Norway pic.twitter.com/ShMoFxu8Cf
— Per Gunnar Berg (@PerGunnarBerg3) June 10, 2022
Additionally, Michigan State University has also ordered a total of 18 E-Transit vans as it plans on swapping out hundreds of ICE-powered vehicles used on campus for various purposes to electric power in the coming years. The college’s Planning and Facilities teams will use its Ford F-150 Lightning and E-Transit models for building maintenance and groundskeeping on campus, while a number of Ford Mustang Mach-E crossovers will be utilized by university police and public safety social workers.