Updates: The low-roof version of the Ford E-Transit will now have a range of 159 miles.

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Ford has announced significant updates to its popular E-Transit electric van for the 2024 model year, including a larger battery, faster charging, and a slightly higher starting price. The new 89kWh battery represents a substantial increase over the previous 67kWh battery, resulting in a range boost of approximately 30%.

The low-roof version of the E-Transit will now have a range of 159 miles, up from the previous 126 miles, while the high-roof version will see a 32% improvement in range over the previous model’s 108 miles. Ford has not yet released specific range figures for the medium-roof version, but it will also benefit from the battery upgrade.

In addition to the increased range, the 2024 E-Transit will feature faster DC charging capabilities, jumping from 115kW to 176kW. This improvement will allow a low-roof model to charge enough for 67 miles of range in just 15 minutes when connected to a compatible fast charger. Ford has also introduced a new NACS adapter, although the vehicle will still use the existing CCS port.

The E-Transit’s AC charging has also been enhanced, with a new dual onboard charger that boosts charge speeds by 22%. This upgrade means that a van can now charge from zero to full in 6 hours and 11 minutes using an 80-amp charger, providing a more convenient charging experience for businesses and individuals. Ford is also releasing a new 48-amp home charging unit with replaceable cables and cellular connectivity, which will be available for order later in the year.

Pricing for the 2024 E-Transit starts at $51,095 before destination fees, representing a $1,100 increase over the previous model. However, the E-Transit remains eligible for the federal EV tax credit of $7,500, making it an even more attractive option for businesses looking to reduce their operating costs.

Although Ford had previously hinted at a 186-mile battery option for the E-Transit, this upgrade did not materialize. Nevertheless, the 2024 model’s improvements offer a significant upgrade over the previous version, providing better range and faster charging at a relatively low additional cost. While a smaller battery option for customers who don’t require the increased range would be a welcome addition, the current pricing and operational costs of the E-Transit remain competitive, making it an excellent choice for businesses looking to electrify their fleets.