The Ford E-Transit commercial van is now shipping across the U.S., according to a statement by Ford Pro on Feb. 8.
The all-new E-Transit is shipping from Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford’s first U.S. plant to assemble both batteries and all-electric vehicles in-house.
Ford said in the release it “is working on ways to increase production.” A Ford spokesperson declined to elaborate further in an email exchange but confirmed that order banks for E-Transit are still open.
Ford has stated it will have global capacity to produce 600,000 battery electric vehicles annually by late 2023. This includes 200,000-plus Mustang Mach-E SUVs and 150,000 F-150 Lightning trucks. The E-Transit has more than 10,000 orders from over 300 fleet and commercial customers, including small vocational operations, municipalities, and large fleets such as Walmart.
“E-Transit is a testament to the fact that an electric commercial fleet is no longer a vision of tomorrow, but a productivity-boosting modern reality,” said Kumar Galhotra, president of The Americas & International Markets Group, Ford Motor Company, in the statement.
Following E-Transit, the F-150 Lightning arrives this spring.
Order banks for F-150 Lightning are closed. This reservation system, which included retail buyers, was closed on Dec. 8 and was capped at 200,000. Additional reservation holders will be invited in phases to place their order over the next few months, according to Ford Pro.
Ford Pro, the global business and brand within Ford for government and commercial customers, also offers services to help fleets electrify, including charging, telematics, service, and financing solutions.
With John Boesel of #Calstart and @FordPro in Napa Valley. Does the Ford #ETransit have any power? Loaded with 1k payload, yes it cooks. Oh and the “nanny” will let you know you’re going too fast. pic.twitter.com/048BFM5wlA— Chris Brown (@FleetChrisBrown) January 25, 2022