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White Van Man goes electric with the Ford Transit Connect EV

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Ford Transit Connect Electric

White Van Man goes electric the Ford Transit Connect EV


Ford reckons EVs are for some fleets, where routes are and distances are well

By Michael Boxwell on April 11, 10:56 PM

According to many experts, the first wave of vehicle early adopters may be looking to ‘green up’ their providing fleets of EVs to the infamous van man.

Ford, for one, certainly so and today announced European for a pure electric version of its Transit Connect.

“Many have a number of drivers who are entirely city bound or fixed routes every day the driver knows exactly how far he is to drive,” explains Ford’s Vehicle expert, Dan Jones. “An delivery van works perfectly in role.”

The Transit Connect EV made its appearance in the United last year, where it is in both van and taxi versions. The version, at least for now, is a van, but a five seat carrier’ version is under and was shown at today’s vehicle

The driving experience

Behind the the Transit Connect EV feels like any other Transit. The is functional with clearly out analogue gauges, although of charge and estimated remaining mark out the plug-in version. An gear lever makes it to select drive and with a of the accelerator, the van pulls away

Long gone are the days driving a van was a second rate The Transit Connect EV provides a interior, comfortable and supportive excellent visibility and a car-like position. It is a remarkably refined

Ford Transit Connect Electric

Sound-proofing is not quite up to car standards and the motor emits a noticeable when driving above

Despite this, white van man is to be delighted by the performance and driveability of van. It is easy to use and pulls strongly. It is faster on acceleration the standard diesel version, rapidly to an indicated 75mph on a carriageway. Range around is a claimed 80 miles, although driving will affect

Not that we’d imply a character trait of white van

Sales forecasts

Initially, is expecting to sell “several Transit Connect EVs each at a cost of £39,995 each. seems expensive but Ford it has presold all production units Q4 this year, and they set to continue to in that vein.

Because a Transit Connect averaging 50-60 miles a day easily be burning £250-300 a of diesel, so much of the additional of leasing the Connect EV over years would be offset by the running costs.

Early include the Norwegian Post and Ford says it will be a number of other high customers in the next few months.

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

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