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Ford E-Transit Sales Eclipsed Top Rival Through October

The Ford E-Transit launched earlier this year and immediately took over the top spot in the EV van segment, outselling its rivals by a significant margin. That hasn’t changed over the past few months either, as the Ford E-Transit remains the best-selling van in that segment by accounting for 90 percent of its sales. Last month, Ford sold a total of 449 E-Transit vans, bringing its year-to-date total up to 4,387 units, but as we’ve learned from the automaker’s October sales report, those numbers continued to grow last month as well.

In October, Ford sold a total of 770 E-Transits, which brings that model’s year-to-date total up to 5,157. Perhaps more notably, that latter figure is a whopping 11 times more than its closest competitor – the Rivian EDV700. In all fairness, this is a relatively new and small segment that essentially consists of these two models and General Motors’ Brightdrop commercial vans, but it’s also a fast-growing one, as we can see from the upward trajectory of E-Transit sales over the past few months.

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. The EV van has also been approved for the California Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) as a Class 2b vehicle, which makes it eligible for a $7,500 point-of-sale discount.

We’ll have more on the E-Transit soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Transit news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. stuarth

    I’ve a medium roof Transit van, and no- it does not fit in most if not all urban parking garages. It is a slim margin, typically an inch or two too tall. It’s not worth taking a chance going into any of them without being absolutely sure it’ll fit with a few inches of air space above the van.


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