All-Electric 2022 Ford E-Transit Drives Ford Pro 

2022 Ford E-Transit, the first of two all-electric vehicles purpose-built for Ford Pro commercial customers in 2022, offers exclusive features, unmatched configurability and work-ready accessories, supported by the Ford Pro ecosystem of end-to-end charging, telematics, service and financing.

Because one size never fits all, E-Transit is the only all-electric cargo van from a full-line automaker available in eight different configurations, including three roof heights and three body lengths, plus cutaway and chassis cab versions to fulfill multiple applications. E-Transit can be further customized with the addition of vocational bodies (on chassis cab and cutaway) and equipment like ladder racks and interior bulkhead and storage solutions.

To help ease the transition from gas-powered vans to electric, E-Transit offers the same interior cargo dimensions and most of the same mounting points as Ford Transit®. E-Transit can be ordered with a range of work-ready accessories like bulkheads and shelving directly from the factory, so the van is ready to work upon delivery. Customers can also work with any of the some 300 qualified upfitters around the country, including 13 located conveniently within 30 miles of Kansas City Assembly Plant where E-Transit is assembled alongside Transit, for all their equipment needs.

Other built-for-business features on E-Transit include optional Pro Power Onboard, which provides up to 2.4 kilowatts of power for customers to transform the vehicle into a mobile generator that charges and powers tools and equipment on job sites and on the go. That’s enough capability to power everything from belt sanders to circular saws.

Available Automatic Engine Idle Shutdown with Ford patented Smart Acceleration Truncation can help fleet managers improve driver behavior by limiting acceleration speeds based on auto-calculation of payload, enabling a smooth start after every stop, regardless of load or driver skill. This can help improve energy usage by limiting power on unladen vehicles.

Recognizing that commercial drivers spend long hours in their vans, Ford designed a highly functional interior for E-Transit with accommodating head room, leg room and interior walk-through room thanks to small details like the center console with an integrated rotary shifter.

E-Transit also brings SYNC® 4 communications and entertainment technology to commercial vehicles, featuring a standard 12-inch touchscreen that’s easy to use, plus enhanced voice recognition and available Connected Built-in Navigation. With Ford Power-Up Software Updates, E-Transit software and SYNC features can stay up-to-date without a trip to the dealership.

New Ford Pro Intelligence subscription services such as Ford Pro E-Telematics can be accessed by activating E-Transit van’s standard 4G LTE modem. 

Ford Pro E-Telematics – complimentary for three years on E-Transit – is designed to help maximize run time with scheduled preconditioning when vehicles are connected to the grid, allowing drivers to bring the vehicle cabin to a desired temperature while still plugged in, helping preserve battery charge for use on the road. Customers also can use the platform to pay for public charging events centrally and to reimburse employees for home charging – all designed with fraud protection in mind.

Available standalone, Ford Pro E-Telematics also seamlessly integrates with Ford Pro Telematics so internal combustion and all-electric vehicles in a mixed fleet can be managed via the same, easy-to-use dashboard. Ford Pro Telematics is compatible with non-Ford vehicles via a plug-in device so fleet operators can manage their entire fleet from one Ford Pro application.

Helping to improve the performance of their drivers is top of mind for fleet operators, which is why E-Transit works with Ford Pro Intelligence In-Vehicle Coaching, real-time driver coaching delivered through SYNC 4 voice assistant. Any time a driver exceeds a speed limit, rapidly accelerates, brakes harshly, leaves the vehicle on while parked or fails to fasten a seatbelt, they will receive an in-vehicle audio message asking them to correct their behavior with thresholds set by the fleet manager. Fleet managers can also receive a driver score on individual drivers to help identify individuals who may benefit from additional training. 

On the road with navigation enabled, drivers can benefit from new Ford Co-Pilot360 technology such as available Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist, which together identify speed limits and automatically change the vehicle speed accordingly.

E-Transit also features additional standard Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies, including Lane-Keeping System and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. Available features include Blind Spot Assist 1.0, a 360-degree camera with Split View and Reverse Brake Assist. These features can help maintain fleet driving standards and help improve driver confidence.

The right range at the right price

E-Transit is a smart workhorse for North American cities, with targeted range designed to fulfill fleet needs based on insight from 30 million miles of customer telematics data – and at a price that helps make it easy to switch to electric. The average daily range for commercial vans in the U.S. is 74 miles. With a usable battery capacity of 68 kilowatt-hours, E-Transit has an available targeted range of 126 miles in the low-roof cargo van configuration. E-Transit cutaway models have a starting MSRP of $43,295 – and come backed with an eight-year, 100,000-mile electric vehicle component warranty.

“This makes E-Transit ideal for commercial customers who know their drive routes and often work in urban environments,” says Ted Cannis, Ford Pro CEO. “Our customers buy only what they need to get the job done. E-Transit provides ample range at a price that makes the transition to electric easy. And Ford Pro is just getting started.”

Ford Pro Charging is the only North American solutions provider that combines light-duty electric vehicle chargers with a single source for design/build services and offers a variety of solutions to fit fleet and driver needs, including home, public and depot.  E-Transit comes with access to the BlueOval Charge Network – North America’s largest public charging network – providing drivers with seamless public payment capability and providing fleet managers with central account and billing management.

Capability plus lower cost of ownership

Designed for uncompromised cargo capacity, the E-Transit battery is located underneath the vehicle body, allowing for up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo space inside the high-roof, extended-wheelbase configuration.

Ford engineers designed the E-Transit rear-wheel drive and rear suspension to optimize cargo space, creating a heavy-duty semi-trailing arm suspension system enabling better steering precision and more confident handling, plus better traction both in laden and unladen conditions.

E-Transit cargo vans offer commercial customers the capability they need to get the job done, delivering a maximum payload of 3,880 pounds, and up to 4,428 pounds for

cutaway versions – with a powerful electric motor providing 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts of power and 317 lb.-ft. of torque across all configurations.

E-Transit is backed by Ford’s powerhouse network of more than 650 Commercial Vehicle Centers across the U.S. plus over 2,300 electric-vehicle certified dealers.

Cities around the world – from London to Los Angeles – are pledging to create emissions-free zones to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas levels and improve noise pollution. California has also mandated that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

E-Transit is part of a Ford investment in electrification of more than $30 billion through 2025. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E arrived last year, while for the all-electric F-150® Lightning production begins this spring.

Ford intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050. It is the only full-line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas standards.

E-Transit will not only help companies operate with the benefits of electrification, it offers clear cost-of ownership advantages. Scheduled maintenance costs for the all-electric E-Transit are estimated to be 40 percent less than the average scheduled maintenance costs for a gas-powered 2020 Transit over eight years/100,000 miles. And with lower maintenance requirements and the opportunity to avoid fill-ups, companies can help improve up time and productivity.

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