Ford Begins Production for E-Transit, Deliveries to Begin in Coming Weeks

By Benzinga
January 27, 2022 Updated: January 27, 2022

Ford Motor Co. has started production of its electric E-Transit cargo vans in Kansas City, Missouri, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday, citing a company executive.

What Happened

Deliveries for the electric E-Transit in the U.S. will begin in the coming weeks.

Ford had previously opened reservations for the electric E-Transit in May last year and said the electric commercial van is expected to go on sale early this year.

The E-Transit is expected to go on sale at a targeted price of $43,295.

Why It Matters

The electric E-Transit is key to Ford’s strategy to gain market share in the commercial van category.

The automaker had in September revealed 24,000 reservations for the E-Transit.

Ford is expecting the popularity of its full-size pickup truck F-150 and Transit commercial vans to trickle down to its electric variants as well and help it compete with electric-vehicle market leader Tesla Inc..

Farley had in May this year told investors the automaker plans to electrify its most iconic models and restated plans to launch a commercial self-driving business by 2022.

By Rachit Vats

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