The rising popularity of the electric vehicle market has urged most manufacturers to commence the development of several EV models in an attempt to stay ahead of the competition prior to mass-adoption.
As such, Ford had recently announced that it was almost ready to begin production of an electric version of the Ford Transit cargo van. According to the US manufacturer, the Transit EV will be available for both purchase and delivery starting from 2022.
At the moment, Ford has already unveiled two EVs: the electric F-150 pickup and the Mustang Mach-E crossover. Thus, EV Transit represents Ford’s first electric commercial vehicle, further highlighting the company’s present focus on electrifying all vehicle types. This strategy makes sense, judging how 8% of all North American Ford sales will likely be cargo vans by the year 2025.
Most automotive market experts agree that the industry is heading towards electrification and autonomous driving. These technological developments entail a shift in the current transportation infrastructure, meant to ensure the sustainability of this new market.
Likewise, Ford is a firm believer in the idea that the future’s automotive industry must usher connectivity, interoperability, and a fully-fledged electrical infrastructure — hence why EV Transit will come with the latest internet capabilities and support for emerging connectivity systems.
So far, there isn’t sufficient data concerning the range and pricing of the EV Transit; as a result, we’ll just have to wait for an official release sometime in the near future.