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Ford Transit Connect to Battery-Electric, Taxi Versions

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Ford Transit Connect to Battery-Electric, Taxi Versions

In Ford Motor Company the Chicago Auto Show to a potentially fuel-efficient cargo called the Ford Transit and a year later, it showed the version that was to become a model. For this reason, it too surprising that the 2010 Auto Show will a pair of new Ford Transit models that are intended to production for the 2011 model With production starting for models later this the 2011 Ford Transit will offer available such as a battery-electric vehicle and a taxi.


As if the Transit Connect, the Autotropolis Truck of the Year, didn’t sell itself with fuel economy, Ford has talking about the all-electric version of the cargo wagon for than a year. For the production Ford teamed up with Azure Dynamics Corporation to the Transit Connect with the drive system, known as Force Drive. The three-phase motor features peak of 173 lb-ft which is powered by a 28 192-cell lithium-ion battery.

will give the Transit BEV a range of up to 80 miles, a top speed of 75 per hour, and it will have an charging time of six to eight using a 240-volt source, and longer using a 120-volt As is the new standard for electric vehicles, the Transit Connect receives its through the SAE J1772 connector.

Ford’s spec sheet that the Transit Connect BEV offer the same two-, and five-passenger layouts as the regular version, but this model likely be targeted solely at fleets in urban areas well-defined, predictable routes a good example being the States Postal Service. the changes, the Transit Connect BEV still offer an interior volume of 135 cubic feet, but the payload is limited to 1,000 Like all Transit Connect the BEV version will be built in Turkey, but then will be to Oak Park, Mich. for final of the electric drive system.

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Ford states that the Connect BEV will have a expectancy of 10 years or 120,000 and Azure will back its components with a five-year/60,000-mile

In addition to targeting urban with the BEV model, the Transit passenger van abundance of passenger and space also makes a sense taxi vehicle. with a full load of (four plus the driver), the Connect Taxi can also up to 78 cubic feet of cargo the rear seat. The Transit tall roofline should passenger comfort even to a minivan while the dual sliding doors should ingress and egress just as

The Transit Connect Taxi come standard with seating surfaces, a rubber covering and a wiring upfit for typical taxi add-ons. are also predrilled holes in the for illuminated taxi signage as as plenty of space for a passenger but these will not be Ford-installed Ford is also working on an payment system that in collaboration with the Ford Solutions system.

It is probably not a that the taxi version of the Connect is scheduled to debut the year that the Ford Victoria is slated to end production. The Transit Connect Taxi carry on Ford’s long of offering rugged and capable vehicles that include the E-Series and Ford F-Series. though the Transit Connect gets surprising fuel numbers with an EPA estimated 22 per gallon in the city and 25 mpg on the highway, says that the Transit taxi will come a prep package to allow for to compressed natural gas (CNG) or

With battery technology in its infancy when it comes to cars, these two vehicles even be combined in the future to an all-electric taxi van as the technology to advance. In addition to the 2011 Connect BEV, Ford is planning to offer an all-electric in 2011, a plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) in 2012 and an hybrid system also in

Ford Transit Connect Electric
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Ford Transit Connect Electric
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