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2022 Ford E-Transit
Base MSRP: From $43,295
- Cutaway – From $43,295
- Chassis Cab – From $43,825
- Cargo Van – From $47,185
- Extended Cargo Van – From $52,690
Tax Credit: Up to $7,500
Battery Size: 68 kWh
EPA Range: Up to 126 pure-electric miles
Charging Acceptance Rate: 11.3kW
Performance: Electric motor, 266 horsepower
Mileage estimate: Up to 126 pure electric miles
Price estimate: From $43,295 to $52,690 before federal tax credit
Limited Warranty: 3 years /36,000 miles
Drivetrain Warranty: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Roadside Assistance: 5 years / 60,000 miles
Corrosion Warranty: 5 years / unlimited
Motor Warranty: 8 years / 100,000 miles
Battery Warranty: 8 years / 100,000 miles
2022 Ford E-Transit Van Review
When people think of EVs, the tendency is toward hatchbacks, various-sized SUVs, flashy high-performance sedans, and most recently electric pickup trucks.
However, there is another EV segment that is starting to surface: commercial vans. There are reportedly six vans in various stages of production that will hit the market for 2022-23.
Ford is making a big commitment to EV commercial vans. The company has invested 100 million in a Kansas plant that employs 150 full-time workers in its production of the 2022 Ford E-Transit.
The E-Transit has been so popular that Ford said it was sold out by November 2021, which is prior to any of the electric vans being out on the roads. The company expects manufacturing to reach 600,000 units annually by the conclusion of 2023.
Ford is no newcomer to EVs. The E-Transit will be its fourth one, joining the Mustang Mach-E, F-150 Lightning, and F-150 Lightning Pro. The Mach-E is the second best-selling electric SUV behind the Tesla Model Y.
What all buyers will be getting is an EV workhorse van that goes about its business in virtual silence. Its biggest competition comes from the Mercedes Benz Sprinter, RAM ProMaster and Mercedes EQV.
Exterior Style and Design
There’s plenty of diversity with the two-seat E-Transit. It has eight different configurations that includes three body styles – Cargo Van, Chassis Cab, Cutaway – and three lengths (regular, long, extended).
It appears everything comes in threes for the E-Transit. It also has three roof heights to pick from: low, medium, and high.
The high roof can have a 6-foot-9-inch person standing upright inside the cargo bay. A 6-footer can stand in the medium roof version, while the low roof is great for squeezing into parking spaces with low ceilings.
Additional options include running boards, hinged passenger side doors, high-intensity headlamps, body-colored bumpers, and an assortment of work-related accessories.
Interior Space and Technology
The E-Transit comes standard with advanced driver assistance systems integrated with the Sync 4 system. Standard safety features include traffic sign recognition, intersection and speed assist, and adaptive cruise control.
As one might expect, there’s nothing fancy regarding the interior. The cabin is basic, with a simple dashboard layout and plenty of hard plastic than one should expect in a commercial van.
There is a standard 12-inch touchscreen with SYNC 4 infotainment that utilizes smartphone connectivity, voice recognition, built-in navigation, and over-the-air updates. A rotary dial resides on the center console.
Vehicle Speed and Performance
The E-Transit has a rear axle-mounted motor that generates 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. It goes approximately 0 to 60 mph in a surprising 6.4 seconds with a top speed of 110 mph.
The maximum payload capacity ranges between 3,312 to 3,860 pounds, the higher total coming with the low roof height. Note that the weight of a taller roof and increased length reduces the maximum payload capacity.
Range and Battery
With a range of 126 miles, the E-Transit can easily do a day’s work without recharging. Ford research says the average daily range with low roof cargo vans in the U.S. is 74 miles.
The electric van has a 68 kWh battery and its 11.3 kW onboard charger can fully recharge in 8.2 hours. The maximum DC fast-charging (115 kW) is a wide-ranging 15% to 80% that takes approximately 34 minutes. At home, the work van charges fully in roughly 12 hours.
The 2022 E-Transit is a welcome addition to what is becoming a popular classification – commercial vans. It has good payload, unexpected performance and solid range for a big vehicle.
Media Video Tour: Ford E-Transit Van
Recommended Charging Stations = HCS-60
Recommended Power Level of Charging Station = 48A
Vehicle Acceptance Rate: 11.3kW
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