Let’s take a look at the 2022 all-electric Ford E-Transit at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show in Inside electric vehiclesquick tour with Kyle Conner.
The new commercial van will go into production at Ford’s Kansas City assembly plant and arrive at dealerships in early 2022. Separate production and sales in Europe will also begin in 2022.
The version shown in the video is a high-roof version – there will be a total of three roof heights and three body lengths, as well as cargo, cutaway and chassis cab versions.
Ford is starting the electrification of the Transit from a base battery capacity (in our opinion) of 67 kWh for a range of up to 126 miles (203 km), which should be enough to suit a substantial number. applications. We assume (there was no official information on this) that later there will be more battery options.
With a price tag of less than $ 45,000 for the entry-level version and decent standard equipment, the Ford E-Transit is considered competitive. Especially since it will be more pleasant to use, less expensive to operate or maintain and will offer special features, such as a 2.4 kW electrical outlet at the rear. A smart move was also to place the charging inlet at the front of the vehicle.
Inside, there are hardly any compromises in the luggage compartment and since this is a Ford Transit, all mounting points and accessories will work with the E-Transit.
That would explain why the company said in November that the Ford E-Transit was “sold out” (as of September, there were over 24,000 pre-orders).
Currently, the vehicle has entered a final pilot phase with selected customers in the United States.
Ford E-Transit specifications:
- range 126 miles (203 km) in the low-roof van variant
range rating in Europe is up to 349 km (217 miles) WLTP
- usable battery capacity of 67 kWh (LG Chem cells)
- payload target: up to 3,800 pounds (1,724 kg) for the van and up to 4,290 pounds (1,946) for the cutaway versions
- up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo space inside the high-roof, extended-wheelbase variant
- Rear wheel drive
- electric motor power: 198 kW (266 hp) and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque
200 kW according to certain press releases
- AC charge: in about 8 hours
in Europe, it will be equipped with an on-board charger of 11.3 kW
- DC load: up to 115 kW (15 to 80% in 34 minutes)
- Pro Power Onboard – a 2.4 kW electrical outlet (2.3 kW according to some releases)
- three roof heights and three body lengths, as well as cargo, cutaway and chassis cab versions
- is backed by an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on electric vehicle components