Ford to offer 2022 all-electric transit vehicle

Ford to offer 2022 all-electric transit vehicle

The Ford Transit is going digital, with an all-electric version coming for the 2022 model year.

The all-electric Transit is part of Ford’s more than $11.5 billion investment in electrification through 2022. Smart technology built in to the all-electric Transit helps to optimize fleet efficiency and reduce waste, as well as improve driver behavior by providing insights into operator performance, the company says.

Fleets can leverage data collected through Ford telematics using an embedded FordPass Connect modem featuring a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 devices. Managers can use Ford Data Services tools like live map GPS tracking, geofencing and vehicle diagnostics to see at-a-glance key performance indicators at a glance for vehicle and driver, Ford says. The vehicle includes standard pre-collision assist with automatic emergency braking plus pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, post-collision braking, lane-keeping system and auto high-beam headlamps.

Ford says the all-electric Ford Transit will offer a high cargo capacity and the a variety of chassis options, including cargo van, cutaway and chassis cab, plus three roof heights and three body lengths. Customers will have access to the company’s electric vehicle-certified dealer network, more than 730 commercial vehicle centers across the U.S. and Canada, and access to Ford’s charging network.

Ford’s overall van sales delivered their best fourth quarter results since 1978 on sales of 59,930 vans, the company says. For the year, Ford van sales totaled 240,529 vehicles. Ford expects electric vehicles to grow to 8 percent of the industry in 2025 in the U.S., the company adds.

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