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Seemed totally focused on city business application. I do like the remake of the walk thru area by getting rid of the parking brake and gear shift. With the battery under the floor and the drive in the rear, what is under the hood? Prolly full of tracking computers.
 

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Spare tire is under the hood! Clever.

I'm most curious if this indicates that gas powered 2022 Transits will get a 12" screen and Sync 4. That seems like the only likely feature that could easily apply to all Transits.
 

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It looks like they will sell out immediately to city delivery fleets. 125 mile range was more than I was expecting. Motortrend and others were estimating a 50 mile range given the info they could find.
 

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Don't be surprised that the 2022 Transit gasoline version will be a limited build out with the assembly plant having to possibly retool to build the E-Transit so there may be a time when NO gas powered Transits will be built especially if Amazon comes to Ford to build out Transits from the plant if the Rivian production is not what they are expecting to get to replace the gas powered vehicles in their fleet. I had already seen some of the things on the E-Transit but had to stay quiet until the debut of it.
 

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Don't be surprised that the 2022 Transit gasoline version will be a limited build out with the assembly plant having to possibly retool to build the E-Transit so there may be a time when NO gas powered Transits will be built especially if Amazon comes to Ford to build out Transits from the plant if the Rivian production is not what they are expecting to get to replace the gas powered vehicles in their fleet. I had already seen some of the things on the E-Transit but had to stay quiet until the debut of it.
I wonder how much talk happened at Tesla concerning production of E-delivery vans just for the fleet market? That seems like it would be a big money spinner. They already have production facilities and experience, unlike Rivian or other startups.
 

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126 mile range would have me covered for 350 days a year, but the other 15 have 250-700 mile travel days.
And no, not all at the same time, a rental wouldn't work. 500 miles to Central Oregon on tuesday, 75 miles a day at most while there, 500 miles back on Sunday, a few times a year. 900 miles to Moab, 500 miles one way to Death Valley, Palm Springs or San Diego.

Point being made: the E-Transits are NOT being made to accommodate use as a personal vehicle, or especially as a DIY RV aka "campervan", they are being made for the other 90% of Transit buyers, city delivery fleets.
 

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I wonder if they are going to finally fix the water intrusion under the hood.

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Just completed watching the debut of the E-Transit. What did you think?

If you missed it, here is the link to view it.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAviEvZZ_eQ&feature=youtu.be

My first california lemon law recalled car was an Electric Ford Focus (75 Mile range).. it would go dead at top speeds on the freeway!

I literally had to contact a VP of the company to get the process going.

I like my gasser FT (and it's range) for now ;]
 

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Unfortunately, it was exactly as I suspected. Taking beginner steps into the electric engine world. A 2020 transit gas engine transit for now and maybe a 2030 electric transit for me if/when its hits 350+ mile range.
Sidenote: Can us 2020 transit owners upgrade to those sweet 12" Sync 4 systems when they become available? Any idea @CrewVanManInfo ?
 

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Ford was aiming at delivery vehicles and the trades. I think they will find a huge market for the vehicle. Not a vehicle for long distance travel as expected. Many more years of battery improvements before that can be accomplished.

Did note that the rear suspension is independent. That is interesting. Also 2400 watts of electrical power to be used at a job site. Ideal vehicle for a in town contractor. Ford will have a difficult time building enough to fill the demand.

There was no mention of the van initial cost. If too high the van will be difficult to sell no matter how much better it is for many users.

Looks like a home run if price is right.

Edit: Read where prices will start under $45,000. If so then Ford will have a capacity problem.
 

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There was no mention of the van initial cost. If too high the van will be difficult to sell no matter how much better it is for many users.

Looks like a home run if price is right.
Fleets will use the higher cost as depreciation/business expense, so I doubt that would impact sales much if at all. I don't think there will be very many personal use buyers.
 

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Fleets will use the higher cost as depreciation/business expense, so I doubt that would impact sales much if at all. I don't think there will be very many personal use buyers.
Watched with subdued excitement. Went out to the back fourty in spouses Transit, placed paper packet of popcorn into microwave, turned on electric cube-shaped space heater, put the tea kettle on for a cupper, sat back on 10 way electric swivel passenger seat with ottoman for comfy viewing and pulled it up on wireless 15 inch notebook. Dog likes to lounge there also...

Kudos to Ford for pushing ahead on this in my opinion. Commercial users will appreciae; doubtful if Ford really attended to engine compartment water ingress that plagues these vehicles. May order one for the commercial use for my pot delivery business. The depreciation/business, tax payer paid for aspect (i.e. socialists on the perpetual teat-sucking scheme of current life) really interests me. Looking to get my annual federal tax burden into the $750 range, after I get out of my latest bankruptcy. Might as well run for president; been done sucksessfully before.

The E Transit video did showcase current Ford CEO, Jim Farley. I especially liked his long deceased uncle, Chris Farley's performances on Saturday Night Live. Chris's video performances were far more skillfully presented than nephew Jim. Jim appears more physically robust to date. Things change...
 

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Given that there may be delays in 2022 gas powered vans in order to meet E Transit demand, I wonder how many fleet buyers that were considering buying gas 2021 models may now defer till next year? Maybe there will be a sales lull and we will see some sweet discounts :ROFLMAO:

I'm actually kinda surprised they're offering all the body styles except passenger versions, including chassis cab and such. Definitely broadens the commercial audience.
 
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