Ford is undergoing an $11.5 billion restructuring plan, including revamping its lineups with all-electric models within the next two years. We’ve seen the Mustang Mach-E crossover and hints at the 2021 F-150 electric truck, but now there’s another new kid on the block. On Tuesday, Ford teased an all-electric Transit, aimed to help businesses hit sustainability goals and lower long-term costs of ownership. The company’s release says the Transit EV will arrive for the 2022 model year, meaning we could see a reveal as early as next year.
“Commercial vehicles are a critical component to our big bet on electrification,” said Ford chief operating officer Jim Farley. “This Ford Transit isn’t just about creating an electric drivetrain, it’s about designing and developing a digital product that propels fleets forward.”
To that end, the company aims to build out its EV portfolio with an electric Transit, though there aren’t any technical details on that available at the moment. When it does head to production, Ford will assemble the van in America using both domestic and foreign parts. However, as with the normal Transit, the electric model can make use of an embedded modem for live GPS tracking, geofencing and vehicle diagnostics that benefit fleet managers.
As some cities adopt more stringent emissions regulations, or even outright banning gas or diesel-powered vehicles, there could likely be a strong case for an electric Transit in the near future. We should know more details soon, so stay tuned to TFLtruck.com for more Ford news.