Based on the bestselling Transit, the upcoming 2022 Ford E-Transit is set to be the first ever all-electric commercial van. Whether you’re after a cargo, passenger, chassis cab, or cutaway van, the E-Transit line is ready to take your business into a bright future.
What is the 2022 Ford E-Transit?
The all-new E-Transit is an all-electric commercial van that will be available as a variety of different models, including chassis cab and cutaway vans. Its cargo, crew, and passenger van models are much like the regular gas-powered Transit vans, with a variety of seating and cargo space configurations. The main difference, of course, is the E-Transit’s all-electric powertrain. This battery-powered workhorse is poised to change the face of commercial hauling.
What’s under the hood? How fast can the E-Transit recharge?
As with most all-electric vehicles, you won’t actually find the E-Transit’s powertrain under the hood. Instead, you’ll find its spare wheel, DC-DC converter, charging hardware, and the electric components of the Pro Power Onboard power station.
So where exactly is the motor? The E-Transit’s 67-kWh battery is mounted under the floor, where it sends power to a rear-wheel electric motor. This setup creates 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, the latter of which is delivered the instant you hit the accelerator.
The time it takes to refill the E-Transit battery will depend on the size of your model. These vans are available as cargo, crew, passenger, chassis cab, and cutaway vans.
Plugged into a 240-volt outlet, low-roof cargo vans will recharge at a rate of about 10 miles of battery range per hour of charge. Install Ford’s Connected Charge Station in your garage, and that rate changes to about 15 miles of battery per hour of charge.
The E-Transit is also DC Fast Charge capable. Visit a DC Fast Charge station to add about 30 miles of range to your low-roof cargo van in about 10 minutes of charging. After 15 minutes at the DC Fast Charge station, you can add about 45 miles of driving range to your battery.
With a fully charged battery, Ford estimates that the low-roof cargo van will travel about 126 miles. Again, battery range will depend on the size and equipment on your E-Transit.
How much can the 2022 Ford E-Transit tow and haul?
As of this writing, we still don’t know for sure how much weight the E-Transit will be able to safely move. But we do know that Ford is aiming for its all-electric cargo van to be able to transport max payloads of up to 3,800 pounds. And it hopes that cutaway versions of the E-Transit will be able to haul up to 4,290 pounds.
We do know the upcoming cargo van’s interior specs, however. Since the E-Transit’s battery is stowed under the floor, its cargo space matches that of the regular, gas-powered Transit, with extended-wheelbase, high-roof models offering up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo space.
Which features are available for the 2022 Ford E-Transit?
The all-new E-Transit will be home to some exciting new features from Ford, including the Pro Power Onboard station. It offers 2.4 kilowatts to operate or charge tools on remote work sites.
This all-electric van also features Sync 4, Ford’s latest version of its user-friendly infotainment system. It includes a 12-inch touch screen and complete smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And the E-Transit also has safety in mind. Standard equipment includes lane-keeping assist and forward collision mitigation systems. For a little extra help avoiding danger, you can also add blind-spot monitoring and rear automatic emergency braking.
When extreme weather strikes, you’ll love the E-Transit’s pre-conditioning system. With the E-Transit plugged into an outlet in your garage, you can optimize the cabin temperature right before it’s time to leave.
- Sync 4 infotainment system with 12-inch central touch screen
- Pro Power Onboard
- Standard lane keeping assist, forward collision mitigation
- Optional blind-spot monitoring, rear automatic emergency braking
- Cabin preconditioning, optimizing cabin temperature while E-Transit is plugged in
How much will the 2022 Ford E-Transit cost?
Ford hasn’t released the E-Transit’s MSRP range just yet, but the automaker promises a target price under $45,000.
We do know, however, that the E-Transit’s electric powertrain components come with an 8-year/100,000-mile limited warranty, so you can count on this reliable workhorse for years to come.
As we learn more about the E-Transit, we’ll be the first to let you know. Check back for updates on the upcoming all-electric commercial van!