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Ford Transit marks a decade in the U.S. with significant E-Transit upgrades

As Ford Transit celebrates its 10th anniversary of production in the United States, the brand has reached a significant milestone with over 1.2 million Transit vans assembled in America since its inception. Notably, 99% of these vehicles are still operational, underscoring the durability and reliability of the Transit van. Tim Baughman, Ford Pro’s general manager, attributes the Transit van’s success to its robustness and versatility, making it a staple for businesses across various sectors.

In response to the evolving needs of the commercial vehicle market, Ford has introduced significant upgrades to the E-Transit, the electric variant of the Transit van, which has become America’s best-selling electric van since its launch in 2022. These enhancements include an increased range, the addition of dual onboard chargers, and improved charging times. The 2024 model of the E-Transit is designed to offer an estimated range of 159 miles for low-roof cargo van models, which is a 26% increase for low-roof models and a 32% increase for high-roof models over the previous versions. This enhancement in range is particularly aimed at supporting work that covers longer distances and unlocking electric solutions for new use cases such as refrigerated delivery.

Moreover, the E-Transit’s charging capabilities have been significantly improved, with the introduction of new dual onboard chargers enabling the battery to charge faster than before. The 2024 model can charge at a peak power of 176 kilowatts, allowing for a 49% increase in charging efficiency compared to the previous battery. This means that just 15 minutes on a DC fast charger can add 67 miles of range, and the vehicle can charge from zero to 100% in just over six hours with the Ford Pro Series 2 80A charging station, marking a 22% faster charging time than its predecessor.

Ford Pro is further expanding its suite of productivity solutions to include the largest mobile service fleet of any U.S. automaker, new Series 2 charger options, and home charging software. These initiatives are part of Ford’s commitment to improving fleet uptime and reducing operating costs for its commercial customers.

The enhancements to the E-Transit and the introduction of new charging and software solutions are a testament to Ford’s ongoing commitment to innovation, sustainability, and providing comprehensive solutions for the commercial vehicle market.

Written by EV Pulse Staff

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