Ford Motor Company has announced its launch plan for the 2022 E-Transit electric van. Starting today, interested buyers can raise their hand for the E-Transit via Ford Fleet’s website, while order banks will open up sometime in July.
Additionally, Ford is now disclosing the official price of its first-ever EV van. The E-Transit will start at $43,295 for the cutaway model and will climb up to $52,690 for the high-roof extended-wheelbase cargo van. It is worth calling out that these final prices are coming in lower than Ford’s estimates provided when the E-Transit was revealed in November.
Ford says over 450 commercial customers have expressed interest in the E-Transit. Interest is coming from a wide range of industries, but delivery services appear to be one of the most popular. Ford also notes that 200 of the top fleet operators and management companies have also expressed interest in E-Transit.
“We’ve had so much interest early on, we wanted to open this registration site to serve customers with a build mix for their needs across all van body styles,” says Ted Cannis, general manager, North American commercial business. “Some customers want high-roof vans to maximize internal cargo space, while others need to install bodies on cutaways and chassis cabs. Customers will have an all-electric solution – from box truck delivery to parking structure-friendly utility service vans and everything in between.”
The E-Transit will be produced at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri alongside the regular Transit van. It will be offered in eight different configurations, reflecting the versatility of the conventional Transit. Ford says demand is showing roughly 40 percent leaning toward high-roof vans and 60 percent pointing to medium-roof, low-roof, cutaway and chassis cab versions.
Expect to start seeing Ford E-Transit vans at job sites this summer. Ford will partner with select customers to pilot the EV for real-world testing and feedback.