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Ford Transit Connect EV

Ford Transit Connect EVTo create the Transit Connect Electric, Azure integrates its proven Force Drive™ electric powertrain into the award-winning Ford Transit Connect.



Utilizing an advanced lithium-ion battery from Johnson Controls, the Transit Connect Electric can achieve a range of 50-80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle, and has a top speed of 75 mph.

The battery is rechargeable using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet.

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The California Air Resources Board has decided to make the Azure Dynamics / Ford Transit Connect battery-electric cargo van and wagon eligible to the Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project.

The voucher amount will be $10,000 per vehicle
,
with a $3,000 increase if it’s the first vehicle to be ordered by the fleet in this year’s HVIP. Transit Connect Electric is certified to run in the carpool lanes until 2015.

Exterior Dimensions (in.)  

Force Drive Components

Front track  

 

 

59.3  

Motor  

 

AC induction  

Overall width with mirrors  

 

 

83.2  

Charge Port  

 

level 2, capable of 120V or 240V charging  

Rear Door opening height  

 

 

52.1  

High Voltage Battery  

Liquid-cooled 28kwh lithium-ion battery pack with internal sensors and controller, supplied by Johnson Controls-saft  

Rear Door opening width at floor  

 

 

50.2  

Air Conditioning  

Integrated motor, compressor and controller powered by high-voltage DC power  

Rear track  

 

 

61.1  

Power Brakes  

Vacuum provided by electric pump  

Side door opening height  

 

 

46.9  

12V Auxiliaries Power steering Heating electric Coolant Pump  

DC-DC converter converts high-voltage DC power to 12V to keep the 12V battery charged and supply power to 12V loads 12V-powered “smart” system uses real-time vehicle data to provide correct amount of power steering assist electric fluid heater converts high-voltage DC power for windshield defrosting and interior heating 12V-powered pump circulates coolant through battery pack, powertrain components, DC-DC converter and heat exchanger  

Overall height (at curb weight)  

 

 

79.3  

Performance  

Ground clearance (at rear axle)  

 

 

7.9  

Driving range  

50–80 miles depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle  

Loadfloor height (at curb weight)  

 

 

23.1  

maximum speed  

75 mph  

Wheelbase  

 

 

114.6  

Maximum gradeability  

20%  

Overall length  

 

 

180.7  

Operating temperatures  

–30°F to 120°F (some power reduction may occur above 110°F and lower temperatures require pre-conditioning)  

Turning diameter (ft.)  

 

 

39  

Charging time  

6-8 hours at 240V/30A  

Interior dimensions (in.)  

 

 

Motor Power/torque  

140 hp (105 kw) peak, 70 hp (52 kw) continuous / 215 lb ft (292 Nm) peak, 86 lb ft (117 Nm) continuous  

Passenger area  

 

First row  

Second row

Mechanical  

Head room  

 

51.1  

 

48.5  

Drivetrain  

Front-wheel drive (FwD)  

Shoulder room  

 

54.4  

 

59  

Transmission  

Fixed-ratio gear reduction with integrated parking pawl  

Hip room  

 

50.8  

 

59  

Front suspension  

Front independent MacPherson strut suspension
w/stabilizer bar  

Leg room  

 

40.5  

 

38.5  

Rear suspension  

Eear multileaf spring suspension w/stabilizer bar  

Cargo area  

 

van  

 

wagon* 

Brakes  

Four wheel power front disc/rear drum with anti-lock brake system (ABs)  

Cargo length at floor  

 

81  

 

81  

Steering  

Power rack-and-pinion  

Cargo length (rear door to front seat backs)  

 

72.6  

 

72.6  

Safety & Security  

Cargo width between wheelhouse  

 

48.1  

 

48.1  

Airbags  

Driver and front-passenger front and front-seat side  

Cargo height maximum  

 

59  

 

59  

Steering Column  

Collapsible  

Capacities (cu. ft.)  

 

 

Doors  

Side-intrusion door beams  

Passenger area  

 

van  

 

wagon* 

Tire Pressure  

Monitoring system (excludes spare tire)  

Passenger Volume  

 

65  

 

130  

Stability  

Advancetrac® with rsC® (roll stability Control™)  

Cargo volume behind first row with 2nd row seat folded  

 

–  

 

117.7  

Horn  

Single note  

Cargo volume behind second row  

 

–  

 

77.1  

Reverse sensing system  

Non-disabling  

Cargo volume behind first row (no 2nd row seat)  

 

134.3  

 

134.3  

Transit Connect EV

Capacities (lbs.)  

 

 

 

 

van  

 

wagon*

GVWR

 

5005  

 

4965  

Maximum payload (estimated)  

 

1,020  

 

850  

Curb weight  

 

3,985  

 

4,115  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior
Seating  


Driver and Front-passenger Bucket seats, Cloth-Covered  

Color  

Dark gray

Onboard Power  

12V single front powerpoint  

Floor Covering  

Vinyl flooring  

Floor mats  

All-weather front (van); all weather front and rear (wagon)  

Wheel Cover  

Standard full  

Center Console  

2 cupholders, 2 stowage bins, 1 additional folding cupholder  

Mirrors  

Day/night rearview (van requires rear glass)  

Dome lighting  

Front, middle, rear  

Sun Visors  

Driver side with note strap, passenger side with mirror  

Front overhead storage

Shelf with net

Headliner  

Full length molded cloth  

Air Conditioning
Instrument Panel
Map Pocket  

Manual speedometer, range/miles-to-empty gauge, battery state-of-charge, drive system coolant temperature gauge
Driver and front-passenger doors  

Steering Column  

Tilt/telescopic  


Exterior  

 

Side Doors  

Dual sliding  

Wheels  

15 inch steel with 6-spoke wheel covers  

Tires  

P205/65r15 Bsw  

Bodyside moldings  

Gray  

Spare tire  

Not included; inflator kit only  

Charge Port Door  

Locking  

Fog lamps  

Rear  

Wheel-lip moldings  

Gray  

Windshield wipers  

Front variable speed; rear 2-speed  

Lights  

Daytime running lights (standard feature)  

Door glass  

 

van  

 

wagon*  

 

Rear Door Privacy glass  

 

standard** 

 

standard**  

Side Door Privacy glass  

 

optional  

 

standard  

 

Options  

 

 

 

 

 

van  

 

wagon* 

 

Rear Cargo Doors - 255 Degree Hinged opening  

 

option  

 

option  

 

Rear View Camera  

 

option  

 

option  

 

Color: torch red, silver metallic, Panther Black metallic, Dark Blue, Frozen white***  

 

option  

 

option  

 

* 2012 model only. ** solid panel optional for rear doors. *** Any color other than Frozen white may increase lead time for order.