Ford E-Transit to start at about $60,000; registration site opens

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DETROIT — Ford Canada. said Tuesday the E-Transit electric van has a “targeted starting MSRP of $59,975,” shipping included,  for the base cutaway model in Canada.

The automaker didn’t reveal the starting prices for other versions of the commercial van.

The automaker, which also opened a registration site for the van Tuesday, said more than 450 commercial customers in North America already have indicated they plan to purchase the vehicle, which goes on sale this year.

Three roof heights and three body lengths will eventually be available in the Canadian market. Pricing for those variations will be announced at a later date.

“We’ve had so much interest early on, we wanted to open this registration site to serve customers with a build mix for their needs across all van body styles,” Ted Cannis, general manager, North American commercial business, said in a statement. “Some customers want high-roof vans to maximize internal cargo space, while others need to install bodies on cutaways and chassis cabs. Customers will have an all-electric solution — from box truck delivery to parking structure-friendly utility service vans and everything in between.”

The E-Transit, built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri, will be offered in chassis cab or cutaway versions, in an effort to give business owners a variety of options to match their needs. It also will come with an optional Pro Power Onboard mobile generator that debuted on the 2021 F-150 pickup.

Ford said the electric motor will produce a targeted 266 hp and 317 pound-feet of torque across all configurations. It’s targeting a maximum payload of 3,800 pounds or up to 4,290 pounds on cutaway versions.

The low-roof cargo van variant will get up to 202 kilometres of range on a full charge, the auotmaker said.

Greg Layson of Automobile News | tomobile.org Canada contributed to this report.

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