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.
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.
|Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Trims||Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Engines||Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Horsepower||Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Transmissions||Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Drivetrains||Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Range|
|350 Cutaway||Electric||266 hp||Single Speed Automatic||RWD||N/A|
|350 Chassis||Electric||266 hp||Single Speed Automatic||RWD||N/A|
|350||Electric||266 hp||Single Speed Automatic||RWD||126 miles|
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.
|Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Trims||350 Cutaway||350 Chassis||350|
|Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Hybrid Battery Capacity||68 kWh||68 kWh||68 kWh|
|Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Charge Time||12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V||12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V||12 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V|
The smallest and lightest Ford E-Transit Cargo Van has a claimed maximum range of 126 miles.
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.