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Ford Charges Up for the Transit Electric

Drawing on the success of the Connect, Ford Motor will release a battery-powered of the commercial vehicle to help lower operating costs.

May Work Truck —

In collaboration with Azure Corp. and Johnson Controls-Saft, Motor Co. is launching a zero-emissions of the award-winning light-duty Transit voted 2010 North Truck of the Year.

Ford the 2011 Transit Connect at the Chicago Auto Show in The commercial van is the first of four vehicles the automaker plans to out within the next three in the U.S. and Canada under its One global product vision.

Debuting a New Drivetrain

Badged both the Ford Blue and Azure Dynamics’ (AZD) Drive logos, the Transit Electric is designed to offer the opportunity to lower operating by eliminating the use of gasoline. Unlike the Transit Connect, the battery-powered will offer a payload of lbs. 600 lbs. less the current model’s 1,600

Ford is no stranger to AZD, a responsible for developing hybrid-electric and technology for shuttle buses and trucks for more than 20 AZD has provided the Balance Hybrid-Electric system to Ford’s E-450 and strip chassis for the medium-duty vehicle segment.

For the new Transit Connect Electric, AZD its Force Drive battery-electric Further, the Transit Connect rechargeable using either or standard 120-volt outlets, a targeted range of 80 miles on a charge with top speed of 75 mph and tailpipe emissions, according to the

AZD asked Johnson Controls-Saft to lithium-ion battery cells and packs for the vehicle. Ford has used Johnson Controls-Saft in other vehicles, such as the Escape plug-in hybrid. the Transit Connect Electric take 6-8 hours, according to

Safety Maintenance Key

Ford Transit Connect Electric

Designed for that travel predictable routes in urban and suburban the Transit Connect Electric more than 135 cubic of cargo space and can carry up to 6 feet long, 4.9 feet and 4.7 feet high. Split cargo doors open at a 180 degrees or an optionally available 255

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering a 39-foot curb-to-curb turning for maneuverability in tight urban The low side and rear load facilitate cargo handling.

The Transit Connect Electric standard with power disc brakes, rear brakes, and four-wheel ABS. as additional standard equipment is a pressure monitoring system which alerts drivers a mounted road tire below a certain pressure.

racks, bins, and other can be mixed, matched, and configured to specific commercial applications and


Connecting to Fleets

AZD announced in that ATT would be among the commercial customers of the Transit Electric, adding two of the first to its growing fleet of alternative-fuel later this year.

The Transit Connect has already a hit among a number of fleets its launch, with customers as KONE, DTE Energy, Ambius, and implementing the pickup truck in the past year.

Ford Transit Connect Electric
Ford Transit Connect Electric
Ford Transit Connect Electric
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