Important Facts About the New Ford E-Transit Electric Cargo Van
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8 d ago
Ford shared these key facts about the E-Transit for anyone still considering getting one.
"With the latest technologies onboard, our 2022 all‑electric E‑Transit is designed to help you maximize connectivity and productivity, while enjoying a reduced cost of operation,* efficiency of operation and reduced CO2 emissions.
But there seem to be some misconceptions about electric vehicles that may be holding you back. It's important that we set the record straight."
Myth 1: 2022 E-Transit Doesn't Have a Long Enough Range
By leveraging more than 30 million miles of Ford Telematics™ data, we learned that the average daily range for commercial vans in the U.S. is 74 miles. Of course, we also understand there are days when those distances are higher. We consequently designed 2022 E-Transit
with a targeted 126 miles of range (Cargo Van low-roof models).
With 2022 E-Transit you can start each day with a full charge by conveniently "fueling up" overnight at home or a place of business using the Level 2 AC (240V) Ford Connected Charging Station with streamlined consolidated billing.
Myth 2: Charging is a Slow Process
With 115kW fast charge capability, 2022 E-Transit can add an estimated 45 miles of range in 15 minutes3 (Cargo Van low-roof models) at DC fast chargers.
Finding a charger is quick with SYNC® 45,
which allows drivers to search and navigate to the 63,000+ plugs available in the Blue Oval™ Charge Network.
E-Transit can conveniently charge overnight using the Ford Connected Charge Station or the Ford Mobile Charger plugged into a 240V outlet. See below for chart with more detailed charging information.
E-Transit Charging Times
Myth 3: Electric Vehicles Are Just as Bad for The Environment as Gasoline Vehicles
|Ford Connected Charge Station|
(Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled)
|Ford Mobile Charger4|
240V/32A wall outlet
|DC Fast Charging|
|15 miles can be added per hour||10 miles can be added per hour||15-80% in approx. 34 minutes|
|0 - 100%: 8 hours||0 - 100%: 12 hours||-|
|Use: Mid-day refill or overnight charge||Use: Overnight charge||Use: Quick turn-around|
No tailpipe fossil fuels are burned, resulting in no emissions or GHGs from vehicle operation from the all-electric 2022 E-Transit. Gasoline vehicles can't say that.
In geographic areas that use lower polluting energy sources for electricity generation, like solar, hydro and wind, EVs typically have lower emissions well-to-wheel than similar vehicles running on gasoline or diesel. In 2021, on average in the US, an all-electric vehicle produces 3,744 lbs. of CO2 equivalent annually, while gasoline produces 11,435 lbs.6
As the electrical grid adds more low carbon energy resources, EVs charged on the grid will also have a lower carbon footprint. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, renewables share of the U.S. electricity generation mix will increase from 21% in 2020 to 42% in 2050, the majority of the increase coming from wind and solar generation.7
Myth 4: 2022 E-Transit Isn't as Capable as Other Ford Vehicles
The 2022 E-Transit Van is more than capable of handling extreme conditions. The E-Transit has faced a battery of extreme weather testing to ensure its readiness for work. So, you can have confidence you're covered in tough weather conditions.
The 2022 E-Transit Van has been put through its paces to ensure it is Built Ford Tough®. Like all Ford commercial vehicles, it's designed, engineered and assembled to withstand tough work conditions.
The 2022 E-Transit Van can handle standing water just as well as the Gas Transit, with ability to drive in water up to 13 inches.8 Which is important when you got to get to where you're going.
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· 8 d ago
74 miles might be the average commute for a van but hopefully the e-transit can keep that 126 mile official range up in the winter as well as the summer. Otherwise there could be problems for people.
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· 4 d ago
The beancounter approach to range is understandable, as this van is plainly designed for the package delivery market. The rest of us get a power outlet and marketing hype.
Fact: 125 to start, then lose at least 25% after loading it up permanently with shelving, tools, and materials.
Fact: 100 miles, then park it in the northeast in january and lose at least 25% more.
Question: Where am I going with 75 miles range? Nowhere.
I'm limited to customers and job sites in a strict 30 mile radius, and no side trips to the distributors for materials.
Fact: This sucks.
And don't bother spending any more money explaining to me why I'm wrong. Just fix it.