First Look Review: I found the 2024 Ford E-Transit well-designed & practical

  • Ford rolls out first big update for the E-Transit
  • Introduces a bigger battery pack for an enhanced range of up to 159 miles
  • Increases DC charging power to 176 kW for reduced charging time
  • Prices updated model from USD 51,490 (excl. destination charges)

Along with its passenger models, Ford has begun transitioning its commercial models to EVs. In the U.S., the company offers the E-Transit, in addition to the popular F-150 Lightning Pro, in Cargo Van, Cutaway, and Chassis Cab versions. The Cargo Van comes in multiple configurations, with the option of three lengths and three roof heights. Recently, I had a chance to take a tour of the 2024 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van with a Long body and Medium Roof. Here are my observations of the electric van:

Design & Features

The 2024 Ford E-Transit looks nearly identical to the Transit, as its only distinguishing exterior feature is a hexagonal grille with a chrome surround and three horizontal slats that carry a Dynamic Blue highlight. It features the same sweptback headlamps and vertical tail lamps. The bumpers and wheels are also no different.

This particular 2024 E-Transit is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels with silver wheel covers, but 16-inch alloy wheels are available optionally, in silver and black finishes. It has the most basic, short-arm mirrors that don’t feature turn signals. They can be electrically adjusted, but they have to be manually folded. I’ve noticed that the headlamps have been upgraded from halogen to Bi-Xenon HID units with a black finish, and that’s an option worth USD 420.


The interior of the 2024 Ford E-Transit feels utilitarian, but it looks modern enough, and I think it serves the purpose right. The hefty dashboard houses an analog instrument cluster with a small MID between the tachometer and speedometer, vertical AC vents, the SYNC 4 infotainment system with a 12-inch freestanding touchscreen, and a rotary gear selector.

The SYNC 4 infotainment system offers the convenience of wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto. There are no manual AC controls, which may seem pretty futuristic for a commercial van, though I believe some drivers may find it inconvenient. There are plenty of cubby storage spaces to keep your knickknacks, even on the dashboard. The driver-side open storage space on the dashboard includes even a 12-volt power outlet and a USB port, allowing the driver to conveniently charge their phone mounted on the windshield

A grab handle on the A-pillars makes ingress and egress into the cabin easy. The multifunction three-spoke steering wheel comes with a manual tilt and telescopic column. Both seats have two-way manual adjustment as standard, but unlike the driver’s seat armrest, the passenger seat armrest is part of an optional upgrade. There’s a cutout on the floor to give a stepped, easy entry and exit.


The 2024 Ford E-Transit is powered by only one motor, which produces 266 hp and 317 lb.-ft. of torque and sends drive to the rear wheels. This motor gets its energy from an 89 kWh battery pack instead of the previous model’s 68 kWh unit.

Thanks to new dual onboard chargers, the 2024 E-Transit can accept direct current at up to 176 kW. Compared to the previous model’s 115 kW peak DC input, that’s a significant improvement. Ford expects 15 minutes of charging through a 180+ kW DC charger to add 67 miles of range. Using a Level 2 AC charger, fully charging the 89 kWh battery pack takes six hours and 11 minutes.

Ford says the new battery pack allows the 2024 E-Transit to travel up to 159 miles on a full charge, which is an improvement of 33 miles. The 2024 Ford E-Transit offers 357.1 cu. ft. of cargo volume behind the seats and 3,628 lbs. of payload capacity in this configuration with the Long body and Medium Roof.

Aspect2024 Ford E-Transit Specification
Body typesCutaway, Chassis Cab, Cargo Van
Roof height optionsLow, Medium, High
Length optionsRegular, Long, Extended
Drivetrain layoutRear-wheel-drive
Power198 kW / 266 hp
Torque317 lb-ft / 430 Nm
Battery89 kWh
Range (Ford-est. miles)159 (Low Roof)/148 (Medium Roof)/143 (High Roof)
Charging DC (176 kW)15 mins of charging gets 67 miles
Charging AC (19.2 kW @ 240VAC)6 hr 11 min
Payload Capacity3,249 to 3,960 lbs.
Payload Volume (cu. ft.)277.7 to 487.3 (Behind first row)
2024 Ford E-Transit specifications (Source: Ford, Ford Pro & Ford Pro)

LFP battery option for the future E-Transit

Ford began deploying LFP battery packs last year, starting with the Euro-spec Mustang Mach-E. While the company is in no tearing rush, it could offer the low-cost battery option in the E-Transit in the future. “You could see LFP maybe in the future being on an E-Transit,” Lisa Drake, vice president, Ford EV Industrialization, said during the July 21st 2022 announcement call that was held to discuss the company’s new EV initiatives for sourcing battery capacity and raw materials. “You can imagine what that type of chemistry to do in a product like an E-Transit,” she added.


The prices of the 2024 Ford E-Transit with improved range start at USD 51,095 (excluding destination charges) for the Cutaway. The all-electric Cargo van starts from USD 57,935 (excl. destination charges).

TopElectricSUV says

Ford says the average daily range for vans in the U.S. is 74 miles. The E-Transit offers fleet operators an opportunity to considerably reduce running costs and improve productivity. Available in multiple configurations consisting of different bodies, lengths, roof heights, and seating/payload capacities, Ford’s electric van suits a wide range of applications for transporting both people and cargo.

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2024 Ford E-Transit FAQs

What is the release date of the 2024 Ford E-Transit?

The 2024 E-Transit will become available to order in Spring 2024 and go on sale later in 2024.

What is the price of the 2024 Ford E-Transit?

The prices of the 2024 E-Transit with improved range begin at $51,490 (excl. destination charges).

Which models are the 2024 Ford E-Transit’s rivals?

It competes with the Ram ProMaster EV and Mercedes eSprinter.