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Ford Introduces Its First Battery-Electric Vehicle For Commercial Buyers

The 2022 Ford E-Transit starts around $46,000 (incl. shipping) in the USA.

According to Ford, the vehicle provides near 126 miles of range. Late 2021, the carmaker should begin production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri.

The Ford E-Transit comes with a 266-hp (317 lb-ft) electric motor. The model will be available in three configurations, roof heights and body lengths.

It also has received the Pro Power Onboard mobile generator that debuted on the 2021 Ford F-150. A maximum payload is 3,800 pounds, or up to 4,290 pounds on cutaway versions.

Ford’s new strategy is a focus on commercial sector (zero emission trucks and vans). The company will offer a number of features for fleet customers, such as charging options, telematics and software through the Ford Commercial Services.

These features help in tracking and analyzing vehicle data (about battery health or performance, for example), as well as to coordinate payments for charging.  

Compared with the gasoline-powered vehicle, the E-Transit’s estimated maintenance costs will be 40 percent lower over 8 years and 100,000 miles, Ford states.

The van supports AC and DC fast-charging and comes standard with a mobile charger for 120V and 240V outlets.

With a fast charger of 115+ kW, the low-roof cargo van variant can gain up to 30 miles of range in 10 minutes, and 45 miles in 15 minutes. From a 240-volt outlet, it can charge about 10 mi/hour.

Source: Automotive News

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