Drew Dowdell

2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric and Taxi

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2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric and Taxi

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Ford Transit Connect Electric

  • Same acceleration as gas version despite heavier battery weight
  • 80 mile range
  • 75 mph max speed
  • Charges on 120 or 240 standard outlets

Ford Transit Connect Tax

  • Available in Gas, CNG, or Propane models
  • Ford Works customized specifically for Taxi use.

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Interesting...so this is a full electric model, not gas/electric hybrid?

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Hmmm... 80 mile range, not really suitable for delivery jobs if there is a long route. If it goes back to home base between deliveries, it could be cool. Light construction, I can see that, too, with an outlet at the jobsite for recharging. Let us know what Ford envisions as the electric version's purpose in the market.

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Hmmm... 80 mile range, not really suitable for delivery jobs if there is a long route. If it goes back to home base between deliveries, it could be cool. Light construction, I can see that, too, with an outlet at the jobsite for recharging. Let us know what Ford envisions as the electric version's purpose in the market.

It could be excellent for delivery in urban areas. Think about it - electric means it doesn't have much of an efficiency penalty for low speeds, and no penalty when sitting in traffic. Delivery vehicles spend a lot of time sitting still while being loaded/unloaded, so if it's an 8hr day, if it averages below 10mph (including all that load time at 0mph in the average), then you can get through a full day before plugging back in. Rural areas will still need gas power, but a lot of small businesses could definitely use something like this.

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