The 2022 Ford E-Transit was revealed back in November 2020 and entered production at the Kansas City Assembly plant last November with the first shipments of the EV van beginning in the U.S. back in February. However, Ford didn’t disclose E-Transit sales figures until April, though the new model immediately took the top spot in its admittedly small segment that same month, a position it continued to hold through June. That trend held true through the second quarter of 2022 as well, as the automaker recently revealed via its Q2 2022 earnings statement.
The Ford E-Transit accounted for 95 percent of full-size all-electric van sales in both the U.S. and Europe in Q2, in fact, while FoMoCo has already secured an additional 8,000 orders for the two-ton model. The E-Transit lineup will soon be expanding as well, with a one-ton version set to launch next year, which will undoubtedly help the EV van continue its momentum as The Blue Oval pointed out that more and more commercial customers are warming up to the idea of going electric.
It is worth noting that the EV van segment is still a relatively small one, as it currently consists of only the E-Transit, Rivian’s commercial van, and General Motors’ Brightdrop models. Regardless, 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 the E-Transit, 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.
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