Ford Transit is a full-size van available as a passenger van or cargo van. Transit can be configured for a variety of specific uses and offers a choice of roof heights and overall lengths. Millions of them have been sold for decades around the world, but wasn’t introduced to the North American market until the 2014 model year. So it’s relatively new to us.
Transit is suitable for independent contractors, fleet operators, plus anyone who can use a small bus, including civic, school and public and private transportation entities. Larger models are big enough to take a few riders, dirt bikes and camping gear inside. They can serve as camping vehicles themselves.
Much like a pickup, Transit uses two wheelbases and three lengths and roof heights to make six wagon and fourteen cargo configurations. Wagon seating includes 8, 10, 12 or 15 seats with luggage space to match; maximum load ranges from 2300-3700 pounds and towing to 5100 pounds. Cargo van capacity [...]
Powertrain: second-generation Voltec electric drive system with 18.4-kWh lithium-ion battery pack and Ecotec 1.5L gas-powered range extender Electric Drive Power: 111 kW Torque: 294 lb-ft 120V Charge Time: 13 hours (approx. time based on charge level and outside temperature) 240V Charge Time: 4.5 hours (approx. – actual charge times may vary)
CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Front Suspension: Independent MacPherson strut-type with side-loaded strut modules, specially tuned coil springs, direct-acting hollow stabilizer bar; hydraulic ride bushings Rear Suspension: Specially adapted compound crank (torsion beam) with double-walled, U-shaped profile at the rear; specifically tuned coil springs, hydraulic bushings Steering Type: Electrically assisted power rack-and-pinion Turning Circle (ft. / m): 36.4 / 11.1 Brake Type: Power four-wheel vented disc with ABS; electro-hydraulic; fully regenerative to maximize energy capture; dynamic rear brake proportioning Brake Rotor Size: (in. [...]