Ford introduced that it’s investing $100 million in its Kansas Metropolis manufacturing facility to construct the electrical model of its Transit van to be unveiled later this week.

The automaker is in the midst of its first massive electrification push with the Mustang Mach-E attending to dealerships proper now, the F-150 within the works, and now the revealing of the E-Transit.

Ford plans to unveil the electrical van on Thursday, however within the meantime, the automaker is asserting a $100 million funding in its Kansas Metropolis Meeting Plant to provide the electrical model:

“Ford is investing an extra $100 million in its Kansas Metropolis Meeting Plant and including roughly 150 full-time jobs to start producing the all-new E-Transit on the heels of the all-electric F-150 introduced in September; E-Transit arrives late 2021, F-150 electrical 2022.”

Kumar Galhotra, president of Americas and Worldwide Markets Group at Ford, commented:

“We’re taking our most iconic autos and utilizing totally electrical expertise to ship much more efficiency, productiveness and functionality for purchasers. We’re constructing out the North American manufacturing footprint to help this development. That is simply the primary chapter with extra new electrical autos and extra funding to return.”

Not a lot is thought in regards to the Ford E-Transit in the intervening time, however we should always know the whole lot in regards to the electrical van later this week.

Keep tuned.

Electreks Take

There are already a number of corporations producing electrical industrial vans.

Ford advantages from the model identify. The Transit is already a preferred van.

They may additionally differentiate themselves by bringing extra configurations to the electrical model, like even a camper?

However I dont wish to get my hopes up an excessive amount of.

What I’m extra involved about is the $100 million funding. That appears on the low aspect for the quantity manufacturing of an electrical automobile program.

I do know that the Kansas Metropolis manufacturing facility is already producing the Transit and subsequently, they’ll leverage loads of that manufacturing capability for the electrical model, however I nonetheless assume that $100 million for all that associated to the electrical model is low.

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