Ford made an official debut of the new 2022 Ford e-Transit van several months ago. The company releases several more details about the new electric van chassis at last month’s 2021 virtual NTEA Work Truck show. We get a glimpse at the new electric chassis that underpins the new van. There are many very interesting design elements, and one side-effect of being an electric chassis, the spare tire will be placed underneath the front of the van on most configurations.
2022 Ford e-Transit
While the outside of the e-Transit looks much like a traditional current-generation Transit, what’s happening underneath is significantly different. The van’s 67 kWh battery pack is mounted in the middle of the vehicle within a new subframe. The van is still a rear-wheel-drive vehicle, but the rear cradle house the new 266 hp electric motor and independent rear suspension with coil springs.
While the e-Transit will weigh significantly more than a regular gas-powered counterpart, it still offers the same interior dimensions, cargo or passenger volume, and a maximum payload of 3,800 lbs or 4,290 lbs for a van or a cutaway chassis respectively. Ford lists the total driving range of the e-Transit at 126 miles.
The e-Transit can be equipped with a 2.4-kW inverter/generator system to power tools or accessories. The van has a 350V electric system and a 11kW charger. 115kW fast charging is also available, and Ford says the van can gain about 45 miles of range in about 15 minutes of fast-charging.
Several lengths and roof heights will be available and Ford says that the 2022 e-Transit will be available for sale to commercial or private customers in late 2021 at a starting price of somewhere just below $45,000.
Ford has a 2022 e-Transit website with more details, or you can watch our debut video of the new van below.