2024 Ford E-Transit Gets More Range, Faster Charging



The increased range for E-Transit comes as new electric van models enter the market this year.   -  Photo: Ford

The increased range for E-Transit comes as new electric van models enter the market this year. 

Photo: Ford


New for the 2024 model year, Ford E-Transit adds range, dual onboard chargers, and improved charge times. Ford Pro announced the enhancements as part of the 10-year celebration of Ford Transit in the U.S. in conjunction with the 2024 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The 2024 E-Transit’s battery has 89 kWh of usable energy, up from the first-generation’s 68-kWh battery. The additional range is an increase of 26% on low-roof and a 32% increase on high-roof models, Ford Pro said.

Up from 126 miles on the prior battery, the low-roof model will deliver an estimated range of 159 miles. The 2024 E-Transit maintains the same 266 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque as the prior model. 

The 2024 Ford E-Transit also comes with new dual onboard chargers to facilitate faster charging.

E-Transit can now charge at a peak power of 176 kW. Fifteen minutes on a DC fast charger (180-plus kW) is estimated to add 67 miles of range on a low-roof cargo van configuration, a 49% increase over the prior battery.

Ford Pro stated that the 2024 E-Transit will charge from zero to 100% in about six hours when using the now-available Ford Pro Series 2 80A charging station — 22% faster than the prior battery — providing a full charge overnight.  

For public charging, owners of E-Transits (and other Ford EV models) can now get a complimentary NACS adapter to access Tesla’s 15,300 Superchargers across the U.S. and Canada.

Order banks for the 2024 E-Transit will open this spring, with deliveries expected to start later this year. MSRP for the 2024 E-Transit with enhanced range begins at $51,095, an increase of $2,705 over the starting price for the 2023 E-Transit with the shorter range.

The starting MSRP for the ICE version of Ford Transit cargo van is $46,890.


The 2024 E-Transit will charge from zero to 100% in about six hours when using the now-available Ford Pro Series 2 80A charging station, 22% faster than the prior battery.    -  Photo: Ford

The 2024 E-Transit will charge from zero to 100% in about six hours when using the now-available Ford Pro Series 2 80A charging station, 22% faster than the prior battery.  

Photo: Ford


Competitor’s Electric Van Specs

The increased range comes as the market for electric commercial vans is heating up with new models and longer ranges.

The 2024 Mercedes eSprinter has 113 kWh of usable battery capacity with a top range of 250 miles. The new Ram ProMaster EV has a 110.0-kWh battery that provides a top range of 162 miles. Rivian states its Delivery 500 electric commercial van has a top range of 161 miles.  

Moving up in size to an electric walk-in/step van, BrightDrop’s Zevo 600 has a max range of 250 miles on an estimated 165-kWh pack.

Ford E-Transit pricing compares to the starting MSRP of $71,886 for Mercedes eSprinter. Ram has not announced pricing on the Ram ProMaster EV.

Transit Celebrates 10 Years in U.S.

 In 2024, Transit celebrates a decade of production and sales in the U.S.

Available as cargo, cutaway, chassis cab, and passenger variants, over 1.2 million Transit vans have been assembled in the U.S., with 99% of all Transit vans still on the road today, according to Ford.

E-Transit joined the Transit family in 2022.

According to Ford, Transit serves over 280,000 companies in 76 industries, broken down by segments:

  • 44,000 service
  • 37,000 construction
  • 21,000 wholesale/retail
  • 5,000 manufacturing
  • 4,800 state & local governments
  • 2,300 utility services

E-Transit serves over 5,500 companies in 65 industries, broken down by:

  • 600 service
  • 460 construction
  • 300 wholesale/retail
  • 222 state & local governments
  • 90 manufacturing
  • 90 utility services



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