2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Performance

Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Performance Rating

2023 E-Transit Cargo Van Performance

The Ford E-Transit may appear lacking at first when compared to the V6-powered Transit. It has less horsepower, sure, but it has a decent helping of torque at 317 lb-ft, which is instantaneously available thanks to the marvels of the electric powertrain. This doesn't make the RWD van feel punchy, but it can accelerate quite effortlessly from a traffic light when unladen and continue up to around 50 mph before power starts to peter out a bit. Getting an exact 0-60 mph time isn't helpful, but the Ford E-Transit Cargo Van can reach a top speed of 81 mph. It is a reliable van that will get you where you are going with little fuss, or in this case, noise.

Ford has not published an official trailering capacity, but this is unlikely to be a strength of the E-Transit.

2023 E-Transit Cargo Van Performance Photos

2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Front View Driving Ford
2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Forward View Ford
2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Charge Port Ford

Engine and Transmission

The electric powertrain in the Ford E-Transit consists of a single motor paired with a 68-kWh battery pack. This produces 266 hp and 317 lb-ft, which is less than the gas-powered model or what you'll find in the Mercedes eSprinter. Nevertheless, it is more than sufficient to meet the needs of most fleet owners, especially those that value the kind of efficiency and economy that will lead to a better bottom line down the road.

The power outputs are managed but a single-speed transmission, with multiple driving modes accessed via the rotary gear dial on the dash, and sent only to the rear wheels, with no all-wheel-drive option currently on the cards. Something many drivers will appreciate is the lack of engine noise in the Ford E-Transit Cargo Van.

2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Performance Specs:

Ford E-Transit Cargo Van TrimsFord E-Transit Cargo Van EnginesFord E-Transit Cargo Van HorsepowerFord E-Transit Cargo Van TransmissionsFord E-Transit Cargo Van DrivetrainsFord E-Transit Cargo Van Range
350 CutawayElectric266 hpSingle Speed AutomaticRWDN/A
350 ChassisElectric266 hpSingle Speed AutomaticRWDN/A
350Electric266 hpSingle Speed AutomaticRWD126 miles

2023 E-Transit Cargo Van Gas Mileage

The EPA has not performed an independent mileage test for the E-Transit Cargo Van, and Ford hasn't provided specific MPGe figures for the city/highway/combined cycles. However, it does claim that the Cargo Van can travel for up to 126 miles between recharge cycles and that this can even be improved by around 5% if you make consistent use of the Eco driving mode. The long body length and medium roof height drops the range to 116 miles, and it drops further to 108 miles with the long or extended body lengths and high roof. If these larger models are fully loaded, expect the range to dip below 100 miles.

Level 2 charging with 240 volts and at 30 amps will take around 12 hours, but that's for getting a completely empty battery to 100%. The same charging at 48 amps drops that time to eight hours. At 50 kW, getting the battery from 15% to 80% (a more realistic charging session) requires 65 minutes, or 34 minutes at 115 kW using a DC fast charger. In ten minutes, you can add around 30 miles of range with DC charging for the low-roof van.

Although the range of the E-Transit may seem low, Ford claims that the average daily range for commercial vans in the USA is 74 miles, so the E-Transit comfortably exceeds that.

2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Fuel Capacity

Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Trims350 Cutaway350 Chassis350
Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Hybrid Battery Capacity68 kWh68 kWh68 kWh
Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Charge Time12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V


Which Ford E-Transit trim is the most efficient?

The smallest and lightest Ford E-Transit Cargo Van has a claimed maximum range of 126 miles.

How long does it take to charge the Ford E-Transit?

Charging times will differ substantially depending on the battery state of charge or type of charger being used. Getting the battery from zero to 100% via Level 2 charging at 240 volts and with 30 amps will take around 12 hours, whereas DC fast charging at 150 kW takes 34 minutes to get the battery from 15% to 80% state of charge.

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