The 2022 Ford E-Transit – the all-electric version of the Ford Transit – was revealed back in November 2020, and participated in a number of customer pilot programs before it entered production at the Kansas City Assembly plant last November. U.S. deliveries began back in February, but the EV van is headed to many other places, including Mexico and Europe, to name a couple. FoMoCo disclosed 2022 Ford E-Transit sales for the first time in March – even though the first units were sold in February – and the EV van immediately took over the top spot in its segment. Now, The Blue Oval’s June sales report reveals that the 2022 Ford E-Transit has retained its place atop the EV van ranks, too.
In fact, Ford has sold a grand total of 3,008 E-Transit vans through June, which is more than 16 times the combined sales of all U.S. electric commercial vans currently on the market. It is worth noting that this is still a relatively small segment, however, which currently consists of only the E-Transit, Rivian’s commercial van, and General Motors’ Brightdrop models.
Regardless, in a brave new world of electrification, the E-Transit has the early edge on its competition, which will expand exponentially over the next couple of years. After securing 24,000 reservations for its new EV van, Ford has taken orders from a number of big names in the business world in recent months. That includes a total of 10,000 units from retail giant Walmart and around 300 other smaller operations and municipalities including the City of Orlando, a 750 unit order from Penske Truck Leasing (which also participated in a pilot test program for the E-Transit), 41 vans destined for Frito Lay’s fleet in its hometown of Carrollton, Texas, and a handful headed to Michigan State University.
While Ford’s federal EV tax credits are at risk of running out soon, many owners are still eligible for state incentives, including fleet customers in California, where the E-Transit recently became eligible for a $7,500 point-of-sale discount after it was approved for the state’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) as a Class 2b vehicle.