The 2022 Ford E-Transit van, a rear-drive van powered entirely by electrons, will start at $44,990. While that seems like a lot for an electric work van, a regular gas-fed Transit starts at $43,390, so, not far off.
There’s a 67-kWh battery pack below the cargo floor that should offer a maximum of 126 miles of range. For skittish fleet managers, Ford is backing up the powertrain with an 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty. The vans top out at 3,800 pounds of payload, or 4,290 pounds for the cutaway/bare chassis versions.
Ford estimates a 40 percent reduction in maintenance costs, so the E-Transit should be a very attractive vehicle for short-haul urban delivery duty. The E-Transit will be available in eight configurations – including three roof heights and three lengths – and Ford says its seeing healthy interest in all configurations.
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