Ford’s zero-emissions van will come to Canada as a 2022 model.
An all-electric version of the Ford Transit will debut for the U.S. and Canada for the 2022 model year. Ford says the all-electric Transit will be smart and connected, with technologies like in-vehicle high-speed data architecture and cloud-based services. It will be available in a variety of configurations including cargo van, cutaway, and chassis cab, with three roof heights and three body lengths.
“Commercial vehicles are a critical component to our big bet on electrification,” said Jim Farley, chief operating officer, Ford Motor Company. “As leaders in this space, we are accelerating our plans to create solutions that help businesses run better, starting with our all-electric Transit and F-150. This Ford Transit isn’t just about creating an electric drivetrain, it’s about designing and developing a digital product that propels fleets forward.”
Fleet operators can expect advantages beyond just eliminating trips to the gas station. Electric vehicles can operate where vans with internal combustion engines cannot, including indoors, in environments with limited ventilation, and at night in areas with restrictive noise ordinances.
More details will be available closer to the launch date.