Ford 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van in US adds diesel option, 4G LTE

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Ford introduced the new 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van. The best-selling compact cargo van in the US, Ford Transit Connect has a 46% market share. More than 300,000 Transit Connect vehicles have been sold since 2009 when Ford created the segment in the United States. The 2019 Transit Connect Cargo Van offers three different engines—including a diesel—capable of running on five different fuels. Connected vehicles Diesel

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Ford and Azure Dynamics introduce Transit Connect Electric passenger wagon

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation are introducing a passenger wagon version of the Ford Transit Connect Electric. The wagon is a logical next step for Azure and Ford which first introduced an electrified Transit Connect in December 2010. To create the Transit Connect Electric wagon, Azure integrates its Force Drive electric powertrain into the Ford Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon.


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Azure Dynamics announces 45 Transit Connect Electric sales

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 45 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 20 units in Europe and 25 units in North America, which includes six initial units through the General Services Administration (GSA) via Northside Ford in San Antonio, TX, a four-unit order from Verizon and a four-unit order from an internet company. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each driving cycle making for easy overnight recharging.

Azure Dynamics announces sales of 29 Transit Connect Electrics

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced 29 new Ford Transit Connect Electric sales, including 8 units in Europe and 21 units in North America, which includes a 3-unit reorder from Johnson Controls, Inc. Azure is a provider of electric drive technology for light to medium-duty commercial fleet vehicles in North America and is the first authorized provider of electric and hybrid electric solutions on Ford’s light-and medium-duty commercial vehicles.

Canada Post Selects Ford Transit Connect to Replace Fleet

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Through an open and competitive RFP process, Canada Post has selected the Ford Transit Connect to begin replacing its aging national fleet of vehicles and modernize its business. In total this year, 1,175 Ford Transit Connect vans will be purchased—the largest fleet sale of Ford Transit COnnect vehicles in Canada to date. Purpose-built for business owners, the Ford Transit Connect offers a fuel-efficient alternative to full-size commercial vans.

Ford and Azure Dynamics begin shipping Transit Connect Electrics

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics have begun shipping the first Ford Transit Connect Electrics ( earlier post ) to early customers in North America and to the United Kingdom for a demonstration project. The all-electric commercial vans, built on the Ford Transit Connect vehicle body, equipped with Azure Dynamics Force Drive battery electric powertrain, and assembled by AM General at its facility in Livonia, Mich.,

Canada Post Buying 10 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Azure Dynamics Corporation and Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited, will deliver one of the first Transit Connect Electric commercial vans to Canada Post under the LEAD customer program. Canada Post will receive one of the Ford Transit Connect Electric delivery vehicles by the end of this year and has committed to the purchase of nine more by end of 2011.

First Full Month of Transit Connect Sales in the US Tops 2,000 Units

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The first full month of sales in the US for the 2010 Ford Transit Connect light commercial van has topped 2,000 units, according to Ford. The Ford Transit Connect. Early Transit Connect buyers represent a cross section of the small business landscape, including laundries, caterers, door and lock companies, painters, electricians, restaurant suppliers, satellite dish installers, carpet installers and commercial carpet cleaners.

Southern California Edison (SCE) Orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electric Vans

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Southern California Edison (SCE) has become the newest addition to the Ford Transit Connect Electric LEAD customer program with a 20 unit order. SCE will take delivery of one of the limited supply of Ford Transit Connect Electric vans to be produced in late 2010 and will receive its remaining 19 vans in 2011.

Ford and Azure Dynamics to Collaborate on Transit Connect Electric for Europe

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Ford Motor Company and Azure Dynamics Corporation have signed a collaborative agreement to begin delivering a pure battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect van to customers in Europe beginning in late summer 2011. Azure will integrate its Force Drive battery electric drive train into Transit Connect vehicles in Europe to support the sale of the zero-emission battery-electric models in selected markets.

Azure Dynamics selects Lotus for assembly support for Transit Connect Electric

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Azure Dynamics Corporation has selected Lotus Lightweight Structures, a division of Group Lotus plc, to provide assembly support for the Transit Connect Electric for the European market. Lotus Lightweight Structures will be responsible for upfitting Azure’s patented ForceDrive battery electric powertrain into Ford Transit Connect gliders from its facility in Worcester, UK, beginning in June 2011.

Xcel Energy and Customer Coalition To Be Among First Users of Electric Transit Connect

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Xcel Energy and a coalition of its customers have been selected to be among the first in the country to receive the all-electric Ford Transit Connect Electric commercial van. Ford Transit Connect Electric is a collaborative effort between Ford Motor Company and Azure. The company will also provide $20,000 grants from its Chairman’s Fund to support the purchase of 11 additional Ford Transit Connect Electric vans for its project partners.

2014 Ford Transit Connect Unveiled, New Compact Delivery Van

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When Ford launched the Transit Connect small commercial van as a 2010 model, it was a new kind of vehicle. And by 2010, the Transit Connect had been in production for almost a decade in Europe and elsewhere. Now there's an all-new Transit Connect coming to North America for Its closest counterpart was the Chevy Astro van, discontinued in 2005.

Azure Dynamics Selects AM General for Ford Transit Connect Electric Upfitting

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Azure Dynamics Corporation announced that AM General LLC will collaborate in producing the Transit Connect Electric. In this role, AM General, a long-established contract vehicle manufacturer and services provider, will be responsible for final assembly of the Transit Connect Electric for the North American market from its Engineering and Product Development Center in Livonia, Michigan.

Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric

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Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric was It laid off about 120 employees at a variety of locations in MIchigan, Massachusetts, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

Ford begins Transit Connect Electric shipments

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The first Ford Transit Connect Electrics are being shipped to customers across North America and the United Kingdom as part of a demonstration project. The commercial vans are equipped with Azure Dynamics Force Drive battery electric powertrain and have been assembled at AM General in Livonia, Michigan. Electric cars Ford Green cars Latest news Azure Dynamics Ford electric cars ford transit connect Ford Transit Connect Electric

Ford Launching Transit Connect in US Starting This Summer; Battery-Electric Version Due in 2010

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The 2010 Ford Transit Connect. Ford is introducing the North American version of the 2010 Transit Connect light commercial vehicle at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show this week. Ford also said that the first product in Ford’s new electric vehicle plan announced in January( earlier post ) will be a battery electric-powered version of the Transit Connect commercial vehicle. The Transit Connect offers 135 cubic feet (3.8

Ford reveals Transit Connect EV at Geneva

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An electric version of the Transit Connect Kombi is just one of the highlights on display on the opening day of the Geneva Motor Show, today. As the press previews get under way today and tomorrow before the public show which begins on Wednesday (March 3), Ford reveals the production-ready Transit Connect electric van for [.]. Ford commercial electric ev Transit van

Azure's Ford Transit Connect Electric Wagon: First Five-Seat All-Electric Wagon In U.S.

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In a press release a few hours ahead of the start of the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, Ford and electric vehicle partner Auzure Dynamics has announced the Ford Transit Connect Electric will be joined in 2012 by an five-seat electric wagon version for the commercial market. Aimed at businesses rather than individuals, the 2012 Ford Transit Connect

Ford Starts Delivery Of Transit Connect Electric Vans

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The first of Ford’s new Transit Connect Electric commercial vans are being delivered to customers in North America and the UK, just 13 months after Ford initially announced plans to develop the zero-emissions vehicles. To help speed their development Ford joined forces with Azure Dynamics, a Detroit-based company that provides the

California adding new category to fleet hybrid incentive program; Ford Transit Connect Electric would be eligible for up to $15,000 state incentive

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California will a new category to its HVIP (Hybrid Incentive Voucher Program) that covers light-duty zero-emissions commercial vehicles (between 5,001 and 8,500 lbs GVWR)—e.g., the Ford Transit Connect Electric—in November, according to an email from Chris Abarca, Director of Sales, West for Azure Dynamics (partner with Ford on the Transit Connect Electric).

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Ford improves Transit Connect economy by a third

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The fixation on fuel economy is not just affecting cars, but also vans too, as commercial vehicle drivers demand ever more from their work horses. And in response, Ford is launching its new Transit Connect van-with a staggering improvement of more than a third (34 per cent) in fuel economy[.].

Ford and Smith Terminate Partnership on Electric Transit Connect Project for US; Ford Now Partnering with Azure Dynamics to Deliver the Vehicle in 2010; Smith Partnering with AM General on Electric Vans for USPS

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Ford Motor Company and Smith Electric Vehicles US (SEV US) have mutually agreed to terminate the development project of an electric car-derived van based on Transit Connect. Tanfield remains Ford of Europe’s official collaborator on commercial electric vehicles, initially focused solely on the Ford Transit platform, which is marketed as the Smith Edison. The Transit Connect BEV will come to market at an ideal time to meet this growing trend.

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2015 Ram ProMaster City Small Van To Compete With Ford Transit Connect

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Buying the smallest vehicle possible is often the most direct way to reduce fuel consumption, and the 2015 Ram ProMaster City compact van will allow commercial customers to significantly downsize. For Ram, big things really do come in small packages. Leveraging Chrysler''s alliance with Fiat, the ProMaster City is based on the Fiat Doblo

2010 Chicago Auto Show: Electric 2011 Ford Transit Connect, Alt-Fuel Taxi

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Now, we have all the details of the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric, an all-electric conversion of the Transit Connect commercial van that offers a range of up to 80 miles on a full charge. The 2011 Transit Connect Electric is aimed predominantly at urban fleets that It's long been known that Ford's first electric car would actually be a truck.

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Ford introduces new Transit family in North America; emphasis on improved fuel economy in commercial vehicle segment

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Highlights of the full-size Transit. Ford unveiled the full new 2014 Transit family of commercial vehicles for North America, comprising the full-size Transit, the Transit Connect Van, and the Transit Connect Wagon (shown earlier, earlier post ). The new Transit family reflects Ford’s ongoing strategy of platform consolidation, said Raj Nair, Group Vice President, Global Product Development. Transit. Transit Connect Van.

Coulomb Technologies ships more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations in ChargePoint America Program

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Coulomb Technologies has shipped more than 2,400 public and commercial charging stations for electric vehicles through its $37-million ChargePoint America program. Any purchaser of a program electric vehicle (Chevrolet Volt, Ford Transit Connect, Ford Focus Electric, BMW ActiveE, Nissan LEAF, smart fortwo electric drive or Fisker Karma), whose home is located within one of the ten target regions, may be eligible to receive a home charging station at no cost.

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Ford reveals electric car plans for Europe

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The company will introduce five full electric or hybrid vehicles across the C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges by 2013. This will include two zero-emission battery electric vehicles including the Ford Transit Connect Electric in 2011 and the [.]. Having established its global electric vehicle plans, Ford has now revealed its intentions for the European market.

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Smith Electric Vehicles US Corporation to Assemble Zero-Emission Commercial Trucks in North America

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The company will assemble and market all-electric zero-emission commercial vehicles in North America, and said it will initially focus its production on battery-electric-powered vehicles for depot-based route delivery fleets. Through its UK partner, The Tanfield Group Plc, SEV US Corp is working with Ford Motor Company to electrify the Ford Transit Connect as a BEV (battery electric vehicle) light-duty van scheduled for production in 2010.

Ford and Smith scrap electric Transit plans

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In a surprising decision, Ford Motor Company and Smith Electric Vehicles US have agreed to terminate the development project of an electric car-derived van that would have been based on the Transit Connect. The UK-based Tanfield Group, Smith Electric Vehicles US’s parent company, announced that due to growing demand for its production ready Smith Newton, the forecast volumes for the electric Transit Connect did not in the short- to medium-term justify the investment required.

Ford adds 2nd North American site to build BEVs

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The company also announced it will complete Ford’s first autonomous vehicles at a new AV manufacturing center in southeast Michigan, upfitting purpose-built, commercial-grade hybrid vehicles with self-driving technology and unique interiors. Production of Ford’s first autonomous vehicles will begin in 2021 for deployment in commercial services to move people and goods.

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Electric Transit van cleans up at Unity Gardens

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Britain’s self-proclaimed ‘greenest community’ is making good use of the all-electric drive of a new Ford Transit Connect EV. The eco-project based in Long Sutton, Lincolnshire made use of Ford’s light commercial vehicle for the day, to show how it can cost as little as £50 to live with it. Ford carbon neutral commercial electric Lincolnshire Transit Unity Gardens

Sales of Ford trucks with CNG/LPG prepped engines up 350% since 2009; company expanding range offered

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Since 2009, we’ve seen the number of Built Ford Tough commercial vehicles sold with factory-prepped engines for CNG/LPG upfit increase by more than 350 percent. To expand power of choice for our commercial customers, we are offering CNG/LPG prepped engines in additional vehicle nameplates—from the Transit Connect compact van up to medium-duty F-650 models. Sales of Ford trucks with CNG/LPG-prepped engines have jumped more than 350% since 2009, the company said.

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For Better Gas Mileage, Ram Shrinks The Van To European Size

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If Dr. Seuss had styled the Ford Transit Connect van, it might look like the Fiat Doblo compact commercial van, which will soon be coming to these shores under Chrysler's Ram truck brand. While both passenger and cargo van variants of the Doblo are available in Europe, it looks like Fiat (or more accurately, Fiat’s Turkish joint venture

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Ford Dribbles Out Gas Mileage Details For 2014 Transit Van Range

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It was the prediction that one version of its 2014 Ford Transit Connect small commercial van will achieve "up to" 30 mpg on the highway cycle. There was exactly one gas-mileage number contained in a pair of press releases Ford issued this morning. It's called counterprogramming: In the midst of yesterday's hoopla around the new 2014 Chevrolet

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Ford Expands CNG/LPG Conversion Capability to F-450, F-550 Super Duty

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F-450 and F-550 Super Duty are Ford’s latest commercial vehicles to get the alternative-fuel conversion option. Since introducing the option to E-Series and other commercial fleet vehicles last fall, Ford has shipped some 3,000 E-Series vans with CNG/LPG-prepped 5.4-liter and 6.8-liter gas engines to fleet operators such as Verizon and Schwan’s Home Delivery Service. In 2009, Ford commanded the largest share of commercial and government fleet sales, with 32% and 44%, respectively.

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Ford Extends Global Electric Vehicles Plan to Europe; Five Models to Launch by 2013

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Ford Motor Company is extending its global electric vehicles plan to Europe with five full electric or hybrid vehicles across its C, CD and light commercial vehicle ranges to be introduced in that market by 2013. Specifically, Ford will launch two zero-emission full battery-electric vehicles including the Transit Connect Electric light commercial vehicle in 2011 followed by the Ford Focus Electric in 2012.

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Ford Transit passenger van sales up 30% through June; outselling minvans

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Ford reports that sales of its full-size Transit passenger vans are up 30% year-on-year through June, partly driven by growing numbers of large families are turning to the Transit instead of minivans. According to Ford, Transit vans outsold every other van in the United States over the first half of 2016, including minivans. Total Transit sales increased 19% in June, with 14,437 sold. Ford Transit is available as a cargo van, passenger wagon, chassis cab and cutaway.

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SimplexGrinnell Orders 200 Fusion Hybrids

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The majority of SimplexGrinnell’s 7,000-vehicle fleet consists of large commercial trucks and vans; however, the fleet also includes 2,000 cars, which are used by the company’s sales and leadership staff. Janice Buxton, senior manager of Fleet Services for SimplexGrinnell, says the company also is looking to integrate the Ford Transit Connect into its fleet.

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Azure Dynamics to begin integrating plug-in hybrid technology in Ford F-Series Super-Duty Trucks; F-550 is first in 2013

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The Super Duty program will allow Azure to further expand its product line-up in its targeted medium duty commercial truck segment. The Azure/Ford agreement includes a ‘ship-thru’ provision that permits Azure to place vehicles in the Ford transportation system and allows qualified Ford Commercial Truck dealerships to sell and service the product in key markets in North America.

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Ford and Portland General Electric Partner to Prepare Region for EVs

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Ford will introduce its first pure battery electric vehicle, the Transit Connect Electric small commercial van, this year. Ford Motor Company and Portland General Electric will collaborate to help prepare the city of Portland and the Pacific Northwest for the operation of electric vehicles.

Ford Unveils New Battery-Electric Tourneo Connect at 2009 Geneva Show

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At the Geneva Motor Show, Ford introduced a new concept Ford Tourneo Connect equipped with a conceptual but fully operational Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) powertrain developed in collaboration with Smith Electric Vehicles. In the UK and select European markets, Smith already offers battery electric versions of the Ford Transit medium commercial vehicle to fleet customers, and later this year will introduce a battery electric version of the Ford Transit Connect small commercial.

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Ford launching major new product push in Europe; fuel economy and 1.0L EcoBoost engine; first Ford full hybrid car for Europe

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At a “Go Further with Ford” event in Amsterdam, Ford Motor Company detailed plans for an aggressive product acceleration in Europe, targeting opportunities for growth in the large car, SUV and commercial vehicle segments while emphasizing fuel economy and enabling technologies such as the EcoBoost engines. SYNC, Ford’s in-car connectivity system is being quickly rolled out to European vehicles such as B-MAX, Focus, C-MAX, C-MAX Grand, Fiesta and Transit Custom.

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