After teasing its arrival earlier this week, the 2022 Ford E-Transit has officially debuted as a pure electric option for commercial fleets. With a 67-kWh battery pack and 126 miles of range (in its low-roof cargo variant), Ford says this van offers the right amount of range and flexibility for most fleet needs. Perhaps more importantly than the range, however, is the price. When it goes on sale in late 2021, the price should start under $45,000. With available EV credits, that means it should work out to the same price or less than the standard Transit.
Underneath, the 2022 Ford E-Transit packs a single electric motor with 266 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque. The van also supports 115 kW DC fast charging, replenishing about 45 miles of range in 15 minutes. On a 240-volt outlet, fully charging the E-Transit takes about 12 hours, while Ford’s Connected Charge Station is slightly faster at 15 miles per hour.
2022 Ford E-Transit capability and tech
Speaking of charging, the 2022 Ford E-Transit does offer an optional onboard inverter, like the new F-150. The Pro Power system here provides 2.4 kilowatts of power, allowing fleet customers to use equipment from belt sanders to circular saws on the job site. As with other Ford vehicles, the van also houses a standard 4G LTE modem for vehicle data and fleet management services. Remote features like pre-conditioning to and charging reports for fleet managers are also available.
The 2022 Ford E-Transit doesn’t compromise on capability, even with the electric powertrain. Cargo volume for the high-roof, long-wheelbase cargo van remains the same as the conventional van at 487.3 cubic feet. Up and down the range, loading space remains consistent with that of the gasoline-powered Transits. Ford says the van’s maximum payload will fall in the 3,800 pound range, while cutaway versions get up to 4,290 pounds.
When it goes on sale, the 2022 Ford E-Transit will arrive with the same three roof heights and length options as the conventional model. It’s also available in cargo, cutaway and chassis cab variants, though no passenger version is available at launch.
Update: A previous version of this article referred to the E-Transit’s onboard inverter as a “generator”. That is how Ford terms it, but it is not a gasoline-powered generator as the name would imply. It runs off the E-Transit’s battery pack.