DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it will offer a battery-electric version of the Transit cargo van in the U.S. and Canada for the 2022 model year as it looks to strengthen its leadership in commercial vehicles.
The automaker said the EV will be available in cargo van, cutaway and chassis cab configurations, plus three roof heights and three body lengths. It declined to discuss range, pricing or other production-related specifics.
Ford agreed to build a Transit EV at its Kansas City Assembly Plant as part of its four-year contract with the UAW ratified late last year. It’s also planning a Transit EV for Europe.
The van will join an F-150 EV and the Mustang Mach-E in Ford’s growing electric-vehicle portfolio, as the automaker invests more than $11.5 billion in the technology through 2022.
“Commercial vehicles are a critical component to our big bet on electrification,” Ford COO Jim Farley said in a statement. “As leaders in this space, we are accelerating our plans to create…