The new electric Ford Connect Electric van 0

Ford has unveiled a new Ford Connect electric van.

Azure partnership

Ford have gone into partnership with Azure in order to develop the van. The Azure Force Drive electric power train was placed into the Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon. The van will be installed with a lithium–ion battery developed by Johnson control. It will have a power range of 28kWh.

Scott Harrison, the Azure Dynamics Chief Executive Officer, explained the benefits to the van and the company with their power train being installed into the van.

“With the addition of the new Transit Connect Electric wagon, we expand our product portfolio and offer our commercial customers more versatility to meet their transportation needs with fully electric operation,”

“As a derivative of our successful Transit Connect Electric cargo van, the wagon shares a common electric drive integration and glider helping to keep additional development cost low.”

Efficient

The eco credentials of the van through the electric battery is quite outstanding. The van will be able to drive between 55 – 80 miles on a single charge with a top speed of 75 MPH.

Nancy Gioia, the Director of global electrification for Ford, said the van is adaptable to a variety of different industries. She said “Over the past year, the Transit Connect Electric has shown how versatile it can be, serving as the premier green vehicle in the fleets of many different industries,”

“The Transit Connect Electric wagon, with its added passenger seating, opens the doors for even more businesses to green their fleets and experience 100 percent electric and zero-emissions driving.”

Orders already

Western Michigan University have already placed orders for the Ford Connect Electric Van.  President Dr John M Dunn of the University said

“I’m extraordinarily pleased that we’re able to add these new Transit Connect Electric vehicles to our fleet and grateful to the Clean Energy Coalition for its role in helping to make this possible,”

“These vehicles will help us continue to expand our environmental efforts and manage our resources more effectively, not only because of the economic advantage, but because it’s the right thing to do for our students, faculty and staff, and the broader communities we serve.”

We can’t wait to see the Ford Connect Electric Van here in the UK.