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Ford Transit Connect Electric

Ford introduces Transit Electric cargo can and natural gas

February 12, 2010

At the Chicago Show this week, unveiled two new alternative fuel of its Transit Connect small The Transit Connect Electric be the first of two new battery powered coming from Ford the end of next year while the Connect Taxi will be to customers with either gas or propane fuel systems.

Ford is targeting the same business customers that are snapping up the Transit Connect the new electric version. The automaker has with Azure Dynamics to the battery powered version. has previously developed a hybrid system that it installs Ford E-450 cutaway that are used for shuttle and package delivery.

The Transit Electric uses a 28 kWh lithium ion pack to get a claimed 80 mile range per charge. While may not be enough to suit average car it is plenty for businesses like florists and plumbers. These owners typically do short daily driving within a radius from a home where the vehicle can be stored and in overnight.

When Ford first the Transit Connect Electric in late 2008, the automaker to only lease the vehicle to customers. While fleets are the target market, Ford now sell the vans outright to any buyers. The electric version only be available as a two seat version with now second row

Pricing for the Transit Connect will be announced in the third of this year and it will go on in the fourth quarter.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

The second new is a taxi version that is with either natural gas or fuel systems. The Transit taxi is intended as a replacement for the Crown Victoria sedans have dominated the cab market the demise of the Chevrolet Caprice in the

The tall roof van offers entry and exit for passengers plenty of room in the back for Even in standard gasoline the Transit Connect which is at 22 mpg city and 25 mpg highway is a much efficient than the 16/24 mpg Victoria.

The new alternative fuel are equipped from the factory fuel injectors and an engine computer that is compatible the selected fuel. Ford ships the vehicle to an up-fitter adds the taxi specific like meters, and partitions. The remove the gasoline tank and and connect either a CNG or propane

The Transit Connect taxi goes on sale this at an as yet unannounced price.

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

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