Virtual launch of new all-electric Ford E-Transit

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For Transit, tomorrow is on the horizon – don’t hold your breath; first deliveries for Europe look like 2022.

Midnight blue for laptop launch of the new Ford electric Transit van. First glimpse of the zero-emission new Ford E-Transit in an exciting global launch Thursday November 12.

Ford Motor Company President and CEO, Jim Farley, delivered a virtual unveiling of the new E-Transit.

But beware, first deliveries are looking like 2022 for Europe.

Designed with uncompromised cargo volume capacity, E-Transit’s battery is located underneath the body, providing up to 15.1 cubic metres of cargo space, the same as a rear-wheel drive diesel Transit.


The Ford advert

Leading the Charge: All-Electric Ford E-Transit Powers the Future of Business with Next-Level Software, Services and Capability

Ford reveals E-Transit – an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling cargo van – featuring next-level connected vehicle technology and services with the signature Transit capability, conversions and dealer support fleet owners depend on Standard FordPass Connect modem delivers connectivity to help commercial vehicle customers optimise fleet efficiency, including easily finding and paying for charging on-the-go; over-the-air updates will upgrade nav and other features.

Pro Power Onboard turns E-Transit into a mobile power source with up to 2.3 kW to help customers use tools and recharge equipment at jobsites – an industry first for light commercial vehicles in Europe E-Transit targets an estimated WLTP driving range of up to 350 km – roughly three times the distance the average EU fleet driver covers daily Lower maintenance expenses help deliver estimated 40 per cent saving in service cost of ownership versus diesel models; E-Transit offers best-in-class, one-year, unlimited mileage service intervals.

E-Transit offers European customers a generous choice of body, length, roof height and Gross Vehicle Mass options, giving 25 possible variants. Payload is targeted up to 1,616 kg for the van and up to 1,967 kg for the chassis cab models. E-Transit is ready to work, arriving spring 2022


Addressing the virtual launch this week, Jim Farley, Ford’s President and CEO

Transition of fleet vehicles to zero emissions, especially for the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment, is critical to achieve our carbon neutral goal by 2050. Ford is ready to lead the charge that started with its award-winning Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid and EcoBlue Hybrid. It’s good for the planet and a huge advantage for customers with lower operating costs and new connected technologies that will help their businesses. We are doubling down on the software and digital services to help our fleet customers grow and more efficiently run their businesses,


Ford has been making Transit family vehicles for 55 years and commercial vehicles since 1905. The company will build E‑Transits for European customers at the Ford Otosan Kocaeli plant in Turkey on a dedicated line alongside the award-winning Transit Custom Plug-In Hybrid.

Driving to go greener - E-Transit, starts arriving with European customers in early 2022, is part of Ford’s more than $11.5 billion global investment in electrification through 2022. In Europe, Ford has been piloting electrified commercial vehicle technology since 2018. Range, charging solutions tailored for business. With a usable battery capacity of 67 kWh, E-Transit offers an estimated driving range of up to 350 km on the combined WLTP cycle, providing enough range to meet daily requirements, but with sufficient additional capacity to account for variations in vehicle load and weather conditions. This makes E-Transit ideal for urban environments, fixed drive routes and deliveries within geofenced zero-emission driving zones, without requiring fleet owners to pay for excess battery capacity they don’t need.

E-Transit’s drive modes are tailored to its electric powertrain. A special Eco Mode aims to provide up to an 8-10 per cent improvement in energy usage if E-Transit is driven unladen with spirited acceleration or at highway speeds, according to Ford data. Eco Mode limits top speed, regulates acceleration and optimises climate control to help maximise the available driving range. The vehicle also supports Scheduled Pre-Conditioning, enabling the climate control system to be programmed to adjust the cabin to the preferred temperature while the vehicle is still on charge, ensuring that the maximum driving range is available.

In Europe, customers will benefit from a best-in-class, one-year, unlimited mileage service offering that sits alongside the eight-year, 160,000 km warranty package for the battery and high-voltage electric components.

Ford also will offer a variety of charging solutions to fit fleet and driver needs, whether at home, at a place of business or on the road. E-Transit features both AC charging and DC fast-charging. The vehicle’s 11.3 kW on-board charger is capable of delivering a 100 per cent charge in up to 8.2 hours. 4 Charging with up to 115 kW using a high-power DC fast-charger, E‑Transit can top-up the battery from 15 per cent to 80 per cent in around 34 minutes.

On the road with navigation enabled, fleet operators can benefit from advanced driver assistance technologies including Traffic Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist, which together identify speed restrictions and allow fleet managers to set vehicle speed limits.

Additionally, E-Transit features an array of available technologies designed to help fleet customers reduce driver-based insurance claims. These include Pre-Collision Assist, 7 Blind Spot Information System 7 with Lane Change Warning & Aid 7 and a 360-degree camera with Reverse Brake Assist. 7 Along with Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control, 7 these features can help maintain fleet safety standards and reduce the risk of accidents.

Designed with uncompromised cargo volume capacity, E-Transit’s battery is located underneath the body, providing up to 15.1 cubic metres of cargo space, the same as a rear-wheel drive diesel Transit.