2023 Ford E-Transit Cargo Van Consumer Reviews
I bought this on the recommendation of a fellow contractor. So far I have put about 100 miles on the vehicle. Speed and acceleration are good. Without a load. I plan to haul 1000 to 1500lbs of hardwood flooring equipment, we shall see how the battery deals with that. The vehicle loses a lot of momentum when you take your foot off the accelator as it captures energy with the transmission. It's pretty fun to go down a big hill and see your battery go up though! Ford pass software didnt work. Called Ford tech support and they helped me authenticate the vehicle. Android auto worked sporadically before I got the fordpass software to work and only if you turn off your phones wifi connection to the vehicle. After authenticating the Ford software I had some trouble getting Android auto to pair with the vehicle. Seats are comfy, vehicle is pretty loud without a bulkhead/partition. I will be adding that shortly. The salesman refused to tell me how long it takes to charge on 110v. The answer is 98 HOURS. Realistically you must charge on a 220 plug. I charged from 60% to 95% in about four hours. The mobile 220 charger that comes with the vehicle is capable of charging an empty battery in about 12 hours. Read the manual on battery charging! It's recommended to not charge to 100% and to schedule a couple hour charge delay after getting home so that the battery can cool prior to charging. I anticipate significant tax savings based on the section 179 depreciation deduction. My contractor friend estimates the electricity to operate the vehicle costs about $100 per month! As of 2nd quarter 2022 it appears there is also a $7500 federal tax credit. It will phase out so check with your accountant.