Ford Transit is the world’s best selling cargo van and now the automaker wants to make its fully electric version that is called E-transit. Ford E-Transit will enter the market by the end of 2022. In terms of designing the E-Transit looks almost identical to its ICE powered models but it has some blue accents on the grille.
The rear-wheel drive electric van uses a single motor with 266 hp and 429 nm of torque. There is a 67 kWh battery pack located underneath the body and it can provide 126 miles or 202 km of driving range. Ford said that this battery-powered model has 40 percent less maintenance price during a 160k km period compared to the ICE powered versions.
Charging the battery can be done by an AC or DC fast charging system with both 120 and 240-volt outlets. According to Ford the complete charge takes about 8 hours.
While the E-Transit is going to be available in three roof heights and three lengths, ford said its interior space is the same as ICE powered versions as it offers 13.8 cubic meters of cargo space for the high-roof long-wheelbase model. The payload capacity is also 1,723 km for the normal model and 1,946 km for the cutaway model.
In terms of safety, the E-Transit comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite that contains the Lane-Keeping System, Pre-Collision Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, Speed Sign Recognition, Intelligent Speed Assist, Blind Spot Information System with Reverse Brake Assist, Blind Spot Assist, and a 360-degree camera.