First, an electric Mustang SUV, the Mach-E. Then, an all-electric F-150 pickup truck. What will Ford Motor Company do next?
Ford created quite a stir when it announced the Mustang Mach-E. The very notion of a purely electric car bearing the Mustang name garnered more than a few headlines. Then Ford announced an all-electric version of the best-selling vehicle in North America – the F150 pickup!
What could the company do next to continue raising the bar?
How about an all-electric full-size delivery/work van? The 2022 E-Transit will arrive at your local Ford store later this year. The first all-electric cargo van from a major automaker will be available in eight configurations including three roof heights and three lengths, plus chassis cab and cutaway models.
All will have a 266-horsepower (198 kilowatt) electric motor producing 317 lb. ft. of torque.
This latest addition to Ford’s electric portfolio makes perfect sense. This type of van is used by everyone from UPS-type delivery services to tradesmen in every city and town in North America. Where better to utilize the silent, emission-free advantages of electric motivation?
Another major benefit of electrification is an estimated 40% reduction in schedule maintenance costs over eight years or 160,000 km.
The E-Transit will feature the same Pro Power Onboard system announced for the electric pickup. This will provide up to 2.4 kilowatts of power from a mobile generator to power tools and equipment on job sites and on the go.
The E-Transit will provide up to 200 kilometres of range on a full charge.
It will offer both AC and DC fast charging. The included Ford Mobile Charger can be plugged into a standard 120-volt outlet which will provide about 48 kilometres of range after 10 minutes of charge time and approximately 72 kilometres after 15 minutes. A 240-volt outlet will greatly reduce charge time.
Owners will be able to purchase a Ford Connected Charge Station, which will fully charge the E-Transit in eight hours.
The E-Transit will have a starting price of less than $58,000 for Canadian fleet customers. It will be backed with an eight-year, 160,000-km electric vehicle component warranty.
The E-Transit is part of Ford’s $11.5-million investment in electrification through 2022. It will be built at a plant in Missouri. Ford and its biggest union, Unifor, recently announced a $1.5-billion deal to start making five new electric vehicles at its plant in Oakville, Ontario.