The Ford E-Transit has been attracting the attention of a variety of commercial and government entities since its launch, securing orders from UK-based delivery company DPD, Frito Lay, Penske Truck Leasing, Michigan State University, and FedEx, while the van is also participating in a sustainable delivery pilot program in partnership with the City of London Corporation and DHL Supply Chain in the UK and delivering the state mail in North Carolina. However, it was previously unclear which Ford E-Transit variants were the most popular, though The Blue Oval recently revealed that tidbit of information via its August sales report.
To date, 60 percent of Ford E-Transit orders have gone to medium or low-roof vans, which are typically used to make urban deliveries, as they’re able to fit inside of parking garages. This provides a competitive advantage for Ford as well, as its competition – at least as of now – doesn’t offer quite as many configurations as the E-Transit, which gives fleet customers far more options in that regard.
Meanwhile, Ford E-Transit sales have totaled 3,938 units year-to-date, giving The Blue Oval a whopping 90 percent market share in the EV van space, though this is a position the automaker has enjoyed for some time now. The EV van was revealed back in November 2020 and entered production at the Kansas City Assembly plant last November with the first shipments 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 and Q2.
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 figures to expand considerably over the next couple of years.