Ford Motor Co., marking another step forward in its goal of electrifying its most iconic models, will reveal on 12 November, the all-new E-Transit, the fully battery-electric version of the best-selling Transit cargo van.
The E-Transit, as previously announced, will feature a variety of chassis options, including a cargo van, cutaway and chassis cab. It will be available in three roof heights and three body lengths.
In making Thursday’s Transit announcement, Ford noted its continued support of the Paris Agreement, which lays out a global framework for combating climate change.
“Even before COVID, that transition to e-commerce was beginning,” Mark Kaufman, Ford’s global director of electrification, told the press. “It’s really just further accelerated that trend that was already happening.”
Kaufman noted that cost is a top priority for fleet operators and other commercial customers: “We believe with Ford having the E-Transit launch, we’re building on a reputation of having reliability and trust with our fleet operators, but at the same time you’re getting an improved cost of ownership model over the life of the vehicle.”