The 2022 Ford E-Transit has officially started delivery to customers as production of the van and its batteries ramp up at the Kansas City Assembly Plant. In total, Ford Pro has 10,000 orders for its battery-electric commercial van from businesses of all sizes and is working to increase production capacity to meet demand. Like the Mustang Mach-E and F-150 Lightning, the E-Transit is part of Ford’s larger electrification offensive which will see the Blue Oval invest over $30 billion through 2025.
The 2022 Ford E-Transit is one of two battery-electric commercial vehicles being introduced to the market, the other is the F-150 Lightning Pro, which begins deliveries this spring. Ford Pro, the brand’s commercial arm, aims to deliver solutions for governments and businesses to improve productivity and uptime while lowering operating costs via connected services and the latest electrified vehicles.
“Ford Pro is committed to driving businesses forward — from the Transit vans and F-150 trucks assembled right here in America by American workers, to the many businesses it will help grow, to the communities that benefit from the jobs and revenue,” said Tim Baughman, General Manager of Ford Pro North America. By the end of 2023, Ford will have enough global capacity to build 600,000 battery-electric vehicles per year. In total, 300 customers make up the 10,000 preorders for the E-Transit and they include small businesses, municipalities, and large multinational retailers and service providers.
Ford invested $100 million in the Kansas City Assembly Plant and added 150 full-time jobs to accommodate E-Transit production there. The new positions include vehicle and battery pack assembly, expanding Ford’s commitment to manufacturing in the United States. To help its customers transition smoothly to full electrification, Ford Pro is offering charging solutions and services. You’ll be able to order your E-Transit and get a charging station built into your work area or home for the vehicle to charge overnight. For fleets, Ford Pro will even help you develop the ideal charging depot to fit your operational needs.
In addition to charging, Ford Pro also offers a telematics service that owners can access via the E-Transit’s built-in 4G LTE modem. The E-Telematics system, which is complimentary for the first three years on the E-Transit, is aimed at helping you maximize your vehicle’s run time. It allows you to precondition your vehicles when they are connected to the grid, enabling drivers to bring the cabin up to their desired temperature before unplugging. This preserves the battery charge for use when you’re on the road. The Ford Pro ecosystem also enables extensive customizability and includes end-to-end charging, telematics, and service and financing. You’ll also be able to configure your E-Transit in eight different ways.
Powering the 2022 Ford E-Transit is a single electric motor making 266 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. It is backed by a 68-kWh battery that can be charged at rates of 11 kW using a level 2 AC charger or 115 kW on a DC charger. Low roof versions are good for 126 miles per charge while the high roof models are estimated to go 108 miles according to Ford. The E-Transit will also be available as a chassis-cab and cutaway versions. Like the F-150 Hybrid and F-150 Lightning, the E-Transit has the ProPower Onboard that can generate 2.4 kW of power to run tools. Pricing for the E-Transit starts at $43,295.