2022 Ford E-Transit Gets 126-Mile Range
Ford Motor Company just keeps running up the score in its quest to stay atop the commercial van segment … forever? The 2022 E-Transit certainly shows that Ford has no plans to give up its dominance any time this century, offering up a whole bunch of stuff for not a whole lotta bucks.
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“Ford is North America and Europe’s commercial truck and van leader, so the transition of fleet vehicles to zero emissions, especially for the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment, is critical to achieving our carbon neutrality goal by 2050,” said Ford President and CEO Jim Farley. “Ford is ready to lead the charge, starting with the all-electric Transit and all-electric F-150 on the way.”
“Lead the charge.” Heh. I see what he did there.
2022 E-Transit offers flexibility, adaptability
Of course, for the 2022 Ford E-Transit to be appealing to commercial customers, it needs to be as functional as its combustion engine-powered kin. Ford pulls this off quite easily, offering the E-Transit in eight configurations, including a trio of roof heights and trio of lengths as well as your chassis cab and cutaway options.
But it’s not enough to just do the same thing with an electric engine, now, is it? So Ford goes out of its way to make the 2022 E-Transit more appealing, adding the Pro Power Onboard 2.4-kilowatt generator as an option as well as standard SYNC 4. This makes the E-Transit the latest vehicle in the Ford lineup to 1) have the power to juice up a bunch of refrigerators if you need to for some reason 2) offer over-the-air updates.
Long range, quick charging, plenty of power
With the 2022 Ford E-Transit, a 67-kilowatt-hour battery enables an estimated 126 miles of range for low-roof cargo vans, making the van more than ideal for running routes around the city. Like the Mustang Mach-E, the E-Transit comes standard with a Ford Mobile Charger and is available with a Ford Connected Charge Station, the latter of which can charge up the electric van in eight hours.
Ford tends to emphasize capability as much as it does efficiency, and the 2022 Ford E-Transit is no exception. With its electric motor, the E-Transit provides 3,800 pounds of payload and output around 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. Prettayyy, prettayyy good.
Also prettayyy good: the price. The 2022 Ford E-Transit should start under $45,000 MSRP — so even cheaper when you factor in tax breaks and incentives — and gets an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty. Add the fact that Ford figures the E-Transit will be around 40 percent cheaper in scheduled maintenance costs over the first eight years, and you’re looking at a steal of a deal.
The 2022 Ford E-Transit will enter production next year at Kansas City Assembly, which just received a $100 million investment to support its launch.
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