In the quickly-growing world of all-electric vehicles, one particular segment hasn’t quite expanded as quickly as most – EV vans. The Ford E-Transit launched earlier this year without much competition, though there are a couple out there, including Rivian’s commercial van and General Motors’ Brightdrop models. Regardless, the Ford E-Transit has dominated its admittedly small segment essentially since the day deliveries of the EV van began, and that didn’t change in the month of September, according to the automaker’s latest sales report.
Last month, Ford sold a total of 449 E-Transit vans, which brings that particular model’s year-to-date total up to 4,387 units. That was good enough to help the E-Transit maintain the lead in the overall electric van market, and we aren’t just talking about by a small percentage. Rather, the Ford E-Transit commanded a 90 percent share of the EV van segment last month, which is an impressive figure indeed.
This trend is nothing new, as the E-Transit became the best-selling EV van in America in April – the first month FoMoCo released sales figures for the model – and it proceeded to hold onto that title in June and the entirety of Q2 as well. Thus far, most customers are opting for medium and low-roof configurations, 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, the E-Transit continues to pick up orders from all sorts of commercial fleet customers, including New York City – which recently placed an order for 300 electrified cargo vans – and it’s also racking up awards, with the most recent being 2022 Van of the Year from the UK publication Parkers.