Ford Transit Connect Electric First Drive Truck Trend

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Ford Transit Connect Electric

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is the new black where vehicles are during this millennium’s decade, and now it’s not just for city cars, but little trucklets too. Azure a firm located about miles from my suburban home that has been electric drive systems for 20 is the manufacturer of record for the electrified Transit Connect, and will each a unique AZD VIN number.

Rolling gliders are built in and shipped to Livonia, Michigan AM General (the Humvee install the so-called Force battery-electric drivetrain, controllers, climate control systems, under license from Open the hood, and in place of the 2.0-liter gas motor there’s a DC-AC converter/controller on top (made in which sits atop and is via six orange high-voltage cables to a (00 hp) Siemens traction motor drives the wheels through a Warner single-speed transaxle. all that is the onboard charger and in front is the electric heater circulates coolant to the stock and the electric air-conditioner from the Hybrid.

The DC-DC converter, brake vacuum pump, and electric steering are Ford systems. Dynamics warrants all the parts it for 5 years/60,000 miles, matching the powertrain warranty.

Ford Transit Connect Electric

A 640-pound lithium-ion battery from Johnson Controls packages just ahead of the rear axle where the gas used to live, and holds 28 of energy, about 24-25 of are usable in delivering up to 80 miles of (under ideal conditions). that energy into the is via a standard SAE plug that 110 or 220 volts, and topping it up takes six to hours with the higher Some weight savings in the lower the total weight to about 500 pounds over the Transit Connect.

That means that the Transit Connect EV can still 1000 pounds of payload in its 135-cubic-foot hold.

Top speed is at 75 mph, the vehicle is supposedly of scaling a 20 percent grade Francisco florists will to detour around Lombard and acceleration is said to be on par with the pace of the original. Expect mph to require about 12 seconds the quarter-mile taking just 19 seconds at 73 mph or so. My drive suggests claims are all reasonable.

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

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