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The 2022 Ford E-Transit arrives to electrify the brand's popular commercial van. However, deliveries don't begin in the UK until spring 2022.
Getting right down to the specs, the Ford targets the E-Transit to produce 265 bhp (198 kilowatts) and 317 pound-feet (430 Newton-metres) of torque. The battery has a usable capacity of 67 kilowatt-hours, which the company estimates to be enough for 217 miles (349 kilometres) of range in the combined WLTP cycle for the low-roof cargo van variant. The limited driving area means the electric vehicle is probably going to be more popular in cities or suburban settings where speeds are low and drivers make lots of stops, rather than long-distance use.
The E-Transit supports AC and DC fast charging. On a 115-plus-kilowatt DC fast charger, the van can replenish the battery an estimated 15 to 80 percent in around 34 minutes.
Ford will offer the electric van in three roof heights, three lengths, a chassis cab, and a cutaway configuration. The company will target a maximum payload of 1,616 kilograms (3,563 pounds) or up to 1,967 kilograms (4,336 pounds) for chassis cab models.
The E-Transit's batteries are located underneath the floor. This allows for the same interior cargo dimensions as the standard, combustion-powered models. The other advantage of retaining the existing layout is that the mounting points that upfitters use are the same, so these companies can tailor the van to specific tasks.
The Transit is a very capable van:
Ford will offer the E-Transit with an optional Pro Power Onboard mobile generator. It will provide 2.4 kilowatts of power for owners to recharge tools or other items while working. The device will even be able to run things like belt sanders to circular saws, according to the Blue Oval.
Drivers of the E-Transit get a 12-inch infotainment display running Ford's Sync 4 software. Fleet operators can unlock additional features like managing charging transactions and telematics services. The van also comes standard with the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety tech suite that includes lane-keep assist and pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking. Customers can add a blind spot information system, 360-degree camera, and reverse brake assist.