Everything indicates that the future belongs to electric cars and autonomous vehicles. The new regulations and the direction that big automotive companies are striving to show that we can meet the dominance of electric vehicles in 15-20 years. As far as electric vehicles are not so shocking, the unique view is that of the "battery". How soon will this change? Read more!
Lightning Systems, developer of efficiency and emissions improvement solutions for fleets across the globe introduce a zero-emissions full-electric system for Ford Transit passenger wagon, van, cutaway, and chassis cab models.
Pre-orders are now being taken by Lightning Systems for its new all-electric LightningElectric upfit system for the Ford Transit, the company has revealed.
The new conversion offering will first be available on Ford Transits in the heavy-duty class (10,360-pound gross vehicle weight rating), with purchase available through Ford Motor Company’s eQVM program. All service and conversions are performed by Ford QVM-certified dealers and upfitters.
Altogether, the price for a conversion in the US is between $69,000 and $89,000, depending upon whether one opts for the 50-mile range or the 100-mile range. Deliveries are currently slated to begin early next year. Installation reportedly only takes a few hours time.
Varying based on the options chosen, charging with a 50 kW DC fast charger can be fully completed in under a half-hour, and payload capacity can be as high as 4,000 lbs.
Lightning Systems worked with New Eagle on the design of the LightningElectric system for the Ford Transit. UQM Technologies will provide the powertrain components of this kit including gearbox, electric motor and inverter as well as software controls for optimum performance and efficiency.
Deutsche Post DHL Group
The Deutsche Post DHL Group has started production of an electric delivery van based on the Ford Transit's seventh generation, the StreetScooter GmbH and Ford-Werke GmbH, in July 2017. According to official announcements, there will be at least 2,500 Transit electric vehicles on German streets by 2018, which will be adapted to Deutsche Post and DHL specifications.
StreetScooter GmbH has been manufacturing work trucks in Aachen since 2015. To date, the Deutsche Post fleet is already close to 3,000 units.
The small electric supply packs have a 4.3 cubic meter package, and the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries allow up to 80 kilometers. What will be the case with Ford Transit? Electric Transit with delivery of more than 20 cubic meters, and the range of lithium-ion batteries installed in the vehicle is enough to drive from 80 to even 200 kilometers. The electric drive generates 204 hp and 300 Nm, but the maximum speed of the StreetScooter Work XL is only 85 km / h.
The official payload of the StreetScooter Work XL is 1 350 kg, which means that without loading, this courier delivery weighs as much as 2,900 kg. High personal weight is largely due to heavy batteries.
Hybrid Ford Transit Custom PHEV
The car was presented at Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 (Cenex) in the UK. Auto - like any other plug-in hybrid - is equipped with an electric motor, a lithium-ion battery pack and an internal combustion engine; In Ford, this is a 1-liter EcoBoost award.
Transit plug-in batteries are located below the floor of the car so as not to reduce the luggage space. The battery capacity is 50 km in pure electric driving mode. An additional petrol tank allows for a total of over 500 kilometers. Ford prepares 20 copies of the car at the moment. for the London Transport Bureau and the Police Office. Cars will participate in 12-month tests. The mass production of the hybrid Ford Transit Custom plug-in will hit 2019.
The completely electric version of the Ford Transit, called Edison, was produced in the UK by Smith Electric Vehicles in 2009! The range of the vehicle was about 130-160 km. Maximum speed was 80 km / h! These are comparable to those that other companies offer after 8 years!