Since its launch a couple of years ago, the Ford E-Transit has remained the best-selling EV van in the U.S., as well as a tremendously popular entity in other parts of the world as well. As such, we’ve seen a number of companies place orders for the E-Transit in recent months, a list that includes Consumers Energy, New York City, the California Vanpool Authority (CalVans), Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, DHL, and the United States Post Office (USPS), to name just a few. However, as it turns out, the Ford E-Transit is good for more than just hauling packages and other things around – in fact, it makes a pretty good mobile music recording studio, too.
We know this because a Polish country band called Electric Cowboyz recently recorded a new, unique version of the Christmas classic Jingle Bells in the back of a Ford E-Transit, a process that was documented by The Blue Oval in the short video below. While we’ve seen Ford’s Pro Power Onboard generator provide power for everything from weddings to concerts to holiday gatherings in recent months, this is the first time we’re getting a look at what it’s capable of in the EV van.
Jingle Bells was originally written way back in 1850, and in 1889, it became the first Christmas recording ever when it was recorded on Thomas Edison’s phonograph cylinder. That particular tune also became the first song played in space back in December 1965, when it was broadcast during NASA’s Gemini 6A space flight – a program that Ford helped design and create the mission control center for.
“This E-Transit Mobile Studio could possibly be the smallest mobile stage in the world,” said Ford’s Mariusz Jasinski. “Electric Cowboyz created their own country style arrangement to the tune and changed the lyrics a bit to give it humorous tonality. What makes it even more unique is that E-Transit and its Pro Power Onboard system provided all the electricity for their performance.”