Ford announces upgrades to E-Transit, charging, software

Ford announces upgrades to E-Transit, charging, software

E-Transit will have an overall estimated range of 159 miles on low-roof cargo van models, in addition to new charging options.

Ford has announced new enhancements to its E-Transit electric commercial van, including upgraded range and new charging options.

For the 2024 model year, the E-Transit will have an overall estimated range of 159 miles on low-roof cargo van models with 89 kWh of usable energy. The additional range over the previous model is an increase of 26% on low-roof and a 32% increase on high-roof models. 

Ford says it studied its telematics data and found that the average daily range for commercial vans in the U.S. is 74 miles. E-Transit with enhanced range maintains the same 266 HP and 317 lb./ft. of torque as the prior model, Ford said.

New dual onboard chargers will also enable the E-Transit battery to charge faster. The 2024 E-Transit can charge at a peak power of 176 kilowatts (kW). Fifteen minutes on a DC fast charger (180-plus kW) is estimated to add 67 miles of range on a 2024 E-Transit cargo van low-roof configuration—a 49% increase over the prior battery. And the 2024 E-Transit will charge from zero to 100% in six hours and 11 minutes when using the Ford Pro Series 2 80A charging station—22% faster than the prior battery—providing a full charge overnight, the company said.  

Additionally, Ford announced a new Series 2 48A charger, which the company says “is best for fleet drivers who take their vehicles home to charge.” The new-generation charger will feature replaceable cables, a new LCD screen and cellular connectivity with no Wi-Fi required. The Series 2 48A charger will be available for order in mid-2024. 

It was also announced last week that Ford commercial vehicle owners of model year 2021 and newer F-150 Lightning pickup trucks and model year 2022 and newer E-Transit vans can receive a complimentary NACS adapter to access Tesla’s 15,300 Superchargers across the U.S. and Canada.

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