- ford has revealed that the name of its forthcoming electric cargo van will be e-transit and announced a november 12 reveal date.
- plans for the e-transit were first revealed back in march, when we learned that it would be offered in several configurations, including cargo van, cutaway, and chassis cab, with three roof heights and three body lengths.
- the e-transit is expected to go on sale in 2021 as a 2022 model.
ford is expanding its lineup of electric vehicles with the e-transit, a battery-electric cargo van set to be unveiled on november 12. plans for the electric van were first announced in march 2020, but it wasn’t until now that we learned what is called and when we would see it for the first time. the e-transit is expected to go on sale in 2021 as a 2022 model.
the e-transit will join the electric f-150 and mustang mach-e—which began production earlier this week—in ford’s all-electric lineup. unlike the other two vehicles, the e-transit will be intended for commercial buyers.
like the mach-e, the e-transit will have access to the fordpass charging network, which currently boasts 13,500 charging stations in the u.s. and parts of canada. as announced in march, the e-transit will be available in cargo van, cutaway, and chassis cab versions, which can be had with three roof heights and three body lengths.
interest in building all-electric cargo vans isn’t limited to just ford; ev startup rivian partnered with amazon and has agreed to build amazon 100,000 full-electric cargo vans. general motors has also reportedly been working on its own full-electric cargo van, and hyundai-backed startup arrival is also working on an electric van.