The Ford Transit van has been one of the best-selling cargo vans not just in North America but throughout the world for decades now. Last model year was an exciting one in the cargo van space because Ford introduced an all-electric alternative. It was an immediate success among businesses in and near Hoover Bessemer Huntsville as they were drawn to the main selling point, which is that you can lower your carbon emissions and therefore be a greener business while also lowering your maintenance costs by up to 40% over the life of the vehicle. The team at Stivers Ford of Birmingham is excited to announce that you can now test-drive the 2023 Ford E-Transit in Birmingham, and this follow-up model arrives with new exterior color options, new upfit packages and many more ways to personalize it.
The regular-length 2023 Ford E-Transit available to our customers in and near Hoover Bessemer Huntsville has a 130.0-inch wheelbase and a 219.9-inch overall length, which is about 18.3 feet. The long E-Transit has a 148.0-inch wheelbase and a 235.5-inch length, and the extended E-Transit has a 148.0-inch wheelbase as well, but overall length is increased to 263.9 inches.
The core configuration for the 2023 Ford E-Transit and the one we’ll focus on here is the cargo van, but if you want more advanced customization options, Stivers Ford of Birmingham also offers the cutaway and chassis cab configurations. The base E-Transit is a two-passenger vehicle. You can opt for a low roof that provides an overall height of 83.6 inches, a medium roof that provides an overall height of 100.8 inches and a high roof that provides an overall height of 110.1 inches. In addition to the regular length, you have the choice of a long or extended length, which provide more cargo space at the cost of payload capacity. There are a wide range of interior options. You can, for instance, eliminate the passenger seat, upgrade the upholstery for a more upscale experience and add shelving to the cargo area.
All models have a 67.0-kWh battery pack that provides an EPA-estimated range of 126 miles. The 2023 Ford E-Transit does support Level 1 or 120-volt, but it’s intended for emergency use only. Most owners will want to charge at home or their place of business via a Level 2 or 240-volt connection, which provides about 10 miles an hour or can charge to full in about 12 hours. With a Level 3 connection available at a DC fast-charging station, you can charge from 15% to 80% in less than 35 minutes.
The 2023 Ford E-Transit in Birmingham powertrain combines the aforementioned battery pack with a single electric motor that makes 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. A single-speed direct-drive transmission sends power to the rear wheels. Trailering equipment is available, and with that upgrade, you can tow up to 4,400 pounds. Payload capacity ranges from 3,380 to 4,513 pounds.
Sync 4 with a 12-inch touch screen is standard. Integrated navigation is optional. Frontal collision warning with intervention and lane departure warning with intervention are standard. Options include adaptive cruise control with road sign recognition and intersection assist.
You don’t need an appointment to test-drive the 2023 Ford E-Transit in Birmingham and can simply visit our dealership serving area businesses in and near Hoover Bessemer Huntsville at your convenience. Shop Stivers Ford of Birmingham online, and if you call or email, we’re happy to answer questions, discuss current specials, explore finance and lease options, provide custom quotes and much more.*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.