There is huge demand for vans as deliveries are "skyrocketing." It's the right time to introduce electric vans.
Ford announced today that its upcoming all-electric Transit, now called the E-Transit, will be unveiled on November 12, 2020.
There are no details about the Ford E-Transit yet, but in general, the timing for an electric van could not be better, as "deliveries are skyrocketing" (in big part because of COVID-19). According to Ford, e-commerce sales expanded by 32% year-over-year in Q1 and by 44% in Q2.
Together with the announcement about the E-Transit, Ford revealed also survey results about the increasing role of the environmental impact of deliveries among customers across the globe:
- Care about their carbon footprint. Over 60 percent of Americans and 68 percent of Brits care about the environmental impact of delivering goods to their homes. [In fact that’s a 12 percent increase in the U.S. alone since earlier in the year.]
- Open to electrified delivery services. In all three countries (US, UK, Germany), half of respondents said they’d choose a green delivery service over a gas-powered one if price and arrival times were the same, with 54 percent in the U.S. and nearly 60 percent in the U.K. saying so
- Wait longer to be ‘green’: Even if they had to wait longer for a delivery via zero emissions vans, close to half of Americans and Brits said they would do so.
*Survey undertaken in partnership with Google across three key markets – US, UK and Germany. 1000 respondents in the US and 1000 respondents in the UK and Germany took part in this independent survey.