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    All-Electric Ford E-Transit To Debut November 12th

    Ford's upcoming commercial electric van, the E-Transit, will be unveiled on November 12th.

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    Key Points:

    1. Ford has announced that the E-Transit electric van will be debut on November 12th.

    2. Configurations available will include a cargo van, a cutaway, and a chassis cab, with three different roof heights and body lengths.

    3. It should go on sale as a 2022 model in 2021.

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    The March-announced electric Transit will be unveiled on November 12th, and is part of Ford's EV expansion project. Although we heard about the all-electric Transit back in March, we didn't know it would be called the E-Transit. The E-Transit will be commercially-oriented and should have access to the FordPass network that includes over 13,000 charging stations across the U.S and parts of Canada.

    Many different configurations will be available, and has been announced to include a cargo van, a cutaway, and a chassis cab, with three different roof heights and body lengths available. Electric vans are popping up everywhere, with Rivian producing 100,000 for Amazon, Hyundai backing Arrival, a company that's working on an electric van, and General Motors reportedly developing one as well.

    The Ford E-Transit will join Ford's EV lineup along with the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the F-150 electric and should go on sale in 2021 for the 2022 model year.

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    Comments (2)

    • Is it the name of an unknown PS5 game? 😛

        28 days ago
    • Electric light-commercial vehicles seem likely to become the norm far faster than their car counterparts. Vans barely stop running, day and night. They have to pay for their keep, earn a living, be reliable and still be worth something after you've finished with them. So... they wear out quicker. Their lifespan is far shorter than a car even though they clock up starship mileages in the process. Rust protection is minimal, because they're worn out long before rust becomes an issue. So the turnover of light commercials is far, far higher than cars, even if they sell in smaller numbers. This is why so many manufacturers use the same body as each other, but fit their own grill, engine and badging. It's even true of Ford, who until the last few years designed and made their own unique body for their light commercial range. Now, we don't know if they've gone back to that business model, but with the 'usual suspects' all sharing a common body assembly (Peugeot, Citroen, Fiat, et al), I would not be surprised to find Ford continuing down this path. The European brands mentioned have EV vans on the roads already, so I'm imagining that Ford will be bringing their own versions out to compete with them. Many light commercials do local deliveries only, and are perfectly acceptable with only modestly sized battery packs. Speed is generally limited by the 30 mph urban speed limit, with only occasional use of 60mph for dual carriageways and M-roads. For longer distances, larger battery packs and 'piggyback' battery packs can be specified or added as required. Commercial vehicles, like buses, use larger, heavier, but fast charging and very long life battery packs that for the largest light commercials can also make a business case under certain circumstances. What few younger readers may realise, is the number of chassis cabs used by the camper van industry. A van with a decent range, sporting a luxury camper body, would be lapped up by the huge camping community, particularly the wealthy retirees looking for the freedom to travel in comfort to those places they've only dreamt about during a long working life.

        30 days ago

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