How Long Does It Take to Recharge a Ford E-Transit?

Christian Wardlaw | Nov 12, 2020

The new 2022 Ford E-Transit electric cargo van offers an estimated 126 miles of driving range in its most efficient configuration. E-Transit prices start at less than $45,000, and the electric van comes in three roof heights, three body lengths, and three styles, including cargo, cutaway, and chassis cab. It goes on sale at the end of 2021.

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Ford says it developed the 2022 E-Transit using the insight it gleaned from 30 million miles of Transit customer data collected by the vans’ telematics systems. As a result, the automaker claims the E-Transit reflects the right balance of price and performance for customers “who know their drive routes and often work in urban environments.”

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If you put more than 100 miles per day on your commercial van, you might be wondering how long it takes to recharge a Ford E-Transit. Here are the charging time details for the cargo van in its standard low-roof configuration (the version that travels 126 miles on a charge):

  • Standard household wall outlet: Ford gives no charging estimate
  • 240-volt outlet using standard charging cord: 10 miles of added range per hour, or about 12 hours to recharge
  • Level 2 Ford Connected Charge Station: 15 miles of added range per hour, or about 8 hours to recharge
  • 115-kW DC Fast Charger: 30 miles of range in 10 minutes, and 45 miles of range in 15 minutes

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Compared to the least expensive 2020 Transit Cargo Van, the new 2022 Ford E-Transit costs approximately $10,000 more (before applying any tax credits or state rebates and incentives). 

After eligible discounts, the E-Transit offers a more appealing pricing proposition. Plus, commercial van owners won’t need to fuel the E-Transit, change the oil, or execute other maintenance tasks common to vehicles with internal combustion engines. Ford claims it will be 40% more affordable to maintain. And if the driving range meets your business needs, you won’t need to worry about downtime for recharging.

Ultimately, nobody knows your business better than you, and this is a decision only you can make.

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Additional highlights of the new Ford E-Transit include:

  • Ford E-Transit Power and Payload: Ford’s new electric van makes 266 horsepower and 317 lb.-ft. of torque, its electric motor powering the rear wheels. It handles a payload of up to 3,800 pounds (4,290 for cutaway).
  • Standard Sync 4 Infotainment: With its embedded modem, the E-Transit’s Sync 4 infotainment system provides connected solutions to help with fleet management. Subscription plans include Ford Commercial Solutions, Ford Data Services, and Ford Telematics. The system supports over-the-air updates, and it includes a 12-inch touchscreen display with natural voice recognition.
  • Pro Power Onboard: An optional upgrade, Pro Power Onboard transforms the E-Transit into a mobile generator providing 2.4 kW of power.
  • Same Size, Different Drive: Ford says the E-Transit suffers no reduction in interior volume, and the same upfitter options are available for the electric van. Maximum cargo volume measures up to 487.3 cu.-ft. in the high-roof, extended wheelbase version of the van.
  • Available Ford Co-Pilot360: Ford says fleet owners can reduce insurance claims with Ford Co-Pilot360. It equips the E-Transit with adaptive cruise control, speed sign recognition, intelligent speed assistance, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, and lane-keeping assistance. Additional options include blind-spot warning and assistance, automatic reverse braking, and a surround-view camera system 

Ford is the source of information for this article. It was accurate on November 12, 2020, but it may have changed since that time.

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