It's good news for the manufacturer, but unfortunately, there is no info about what it really means. We guess that it's the first year of production that is sold out.
"Ford’s E-Transit is sold out and the electric F-150 Lightning has more than 160,000 reservations."
Speaking of production, it will begin "in a few weeks" (in the U.S., because there will be a separate production location in Europe (Turkey) as well, starting in Spring 2022).
"In a few weeks, Ford begins production of its all-new E-Transit, an all-electric version of the world’s best-selling Transit van."
We assume that the number of reservations is at a level of at least 25,000 (it was above 24,000 in September). The MSRP price starts at $43,295 and goes up to $52,690.
- Ford E-Transit was announced in November 2020
- reservations were opened in May 2021
- over 20,000 in almost three months, since May 9 (August 4)
- over 24,000 in almost four months (September 2)
The battery pack of 67 kWh is not as big as in the case of Ford F-150 Lightning (which remains undisclosed, but might be two times bigger), so we assume that Ford should be able to produce a lot of them.
How many in the first year? Maybe 10,000-20,000 in the U.S. and a similar number in Europe?
Gallery: Ford E-Transit
Ford E-Transit specs:
- range of 126 miles (203 km) in the low-roof cargo van variant
the range rating in Europe is up to 349 km (217 miles) WLTP
- usable battery capacity of 67 kWh (LG Chem cells)
- payload target: up to 3,800 pounds (1,724 kg) for cargo van and up to 4,290 pounds (1,946) for cutaway versions
- up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo space inside the high-roof, extended-wheelbase variant
- rear-wheel drive
- electric motor output: 198 kW (266 hp) and 430 Nm (317 lb.-ft.) of torque
200 kW according to some press releases
- AC charging: in around 8 hours
in Europe, it will be equipped with a 11.3 kW on-board charger
- DC charging: up to 115 kW (15–80% in 34 minutes)
- Pro Power Onboard - a 2.4 kW electric outlet (2.3 kW according to some press releases)
- three roof heights and three body lengths, as well as in cargo, cutaway and chassis cab versions
- comes backed with an eight-year, 100,000-mile electric vehicle component warranty