Charging the Ford E-Transit commercial EV

What drivers need to know about the Ford E-Transit

Introduced in 2020 as one of the first mass-produced electric commercial vans, the Ford E-Transit takes the Transit line that’s gained popularity as a work van and made it into a full-on electric vehicle. Incorporating the electric battery from the Ford Mustang Mach-E and the motor from the Ford F-150 Lightning to create a recognizable and efficient EV for commercial and government organizations. The Ford E-Transit currently has no competition in the commercial electric van space, with competitors such as the Rivian Commercial Van being exclusive to Amazon, the Arrival Van not yet reaching production and the GM-owned Brightdrop Zevo began shipping out in early April 2023.  

 

The Ford E-Transit has a wide variety of options and variants. As is common with commercial vans, buyers can choose between regular, long and extended body lengths along with low, medium and high options for the roof size. Regardless of roof and length options, all E-Transits come with a 77 kWh (68 kWh usable capacity) battery sourced from the Mustang Mach-E and the rear electric motor from the F-150 Lightning that produces 265 hp. All variants are rear-wheel drive, can accommodate a payload of up to 3,800 lbs and cargo space of up to 487 cubed feet.

Federal EV tax credits

Starting in 2022, commercial electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids became eligible for federal tax credits of up to $7,500 for new EVs and PHEVS that met certain battery production and materials requirements. While the Ford E-Transit qualified for the tax credit in 2023, it loses incentive qualification for 2024.

Charging the Ford E-Transit

Since its introduction for the 2022 model year, all Ford E-Transits are equipped with a 77 kWh battery sourced from the Mustang Mach-E with a usable capacity of 68 kWh, a rear-mounted 265 hp motor sourced from the F-150 Lightning and rear-wheel drive. Depending on how commercial customers configure the roof and length of their commercial electric van, they can expect an all-electric range anywhere from 108 miles to 126 miles. One of the benefits of sourcing the battery from the Mustang Mach-E is taking advantage of the sport crossover’s charging capabilities, being able to charge with a Level 2 J1772 charger at 11 kW and DC fast charging at 115 kW.

 

Being able to charge after the workday at your fleet depot is one of the main advantages of taking your fleet depot electric. To take advantage of your Ford E-Transit's 11 kW charging speed, the JuiceBox Pro 48A or JuiceBox Pro 80A can fully charge your vehicle so your electric van is ready to deploy the following workday. For fleets with multiple E-Transits, the Enel X Way JuicePedestal incorporates two JuiceBox Pro chargers and a cable management system for its 20-foot-long cable system.

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Ford E-Transit charging times & range

Make & model
Charge rate
Battery size
Charge time on Level 1
Charge time with JuiceBox® Pro 48A
Electric range
2022-Present Ford E-Transit
11 kW
77 kWh
47 hours
7 hours
108-126 miles

DC fast charging: CCS combo

Unlike Ford's non-commercial vehicles, the Ford E-Transit uses a standard CCS Combo connector located below the Ford logo on the front of the vehicles, capable of up to 115 kW DC fast charging speeds. At the maximum charging speed, the E-Transit can charge from 10% to 80% in 38 minutes. Looking to charge quickly? The Enel X Way JuicePump™ 175 kW DC fast charger or Enel X Way JuicePump™ 180-360 kW at 200 kW and higher can recharge the E-Transit at max speeds. For fleets, equipping your Enel X Way 175 kW or 180-360 kW with dual CCS Combo ports allows you to fast charge two E-Transits at once.

Enel X Way commercial charging stations
Ford E-Transit commercial charging solutions

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