What’s Happening: The Ford E-Transit van, which made its North American debut a year ago, has become the best-selling electric cargo van in the United States and Canada, as well as the sales leader in Europe. To meet increasing demand, Ford has announced plans to boost E-Transit production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant starting next month.
Why It Matters: As businesses worldwide seek to adopt battery-electric technology, the E-Transit van, along with Ford Pro™’s one-stop shop of software, services, and charging solutions, is at the forefront of that revolution. With more than 6,500 units sold in the U.S. through December 2022, the E-Transit van has captured more than 60% of the electric van market, making sharp inroads in driving EV adoption.
Key Points: E-Transit customers in the United States and Canada have logged at least 12 million miles since February 2022, saving more than 745,000 gallons of gas and over 4.3 million kilograms of CO2 compared to gas-powered Transit vans. The van’s versatility, with eight configurations to serve a wide range of business types, has helped it become the market leader in 28 of 30 industries recognized by S&P Global.
Bottom Line: With the E-Transit van’s success in the all-electric cargo market, Ford’s decision to expand production reflects its commitment to sustainability and meeting the growing demand for electric vehicles in the commercial sector.