Ford's Transit Connect Electric is a dream machine for fleets. It's well suited to tackle frequent stop-and-go driving, has no problem
The Canada Post signed a deal that will earn it the distinction of becoming the first Canadian recipient of Ford's Transit Electric van. Under the LEAD program, Ford will ship out of one of its first electric Connects to the Canada Post by year's end. By the close of 2011, nine more of those green, battery-powered fleet machines will swing into service at various Canada Post facilities. Scott Harrison, chief executive officer of Azure Dynamics, the company responsible for converting the Transit Connect to battery power, outlined the importance off adding a Canadian company to its growing list of electric Connect customers, stating:
The Transit Electric's 80-mile range should present no problems for the Canada Post, but will the harsh Canadian winters be too much for its battery pack to handle? Not much to do except to wait and see.Canada Post is the first Canadian company to sign on to this exclusive and innovative vehicle program aimed at providing environmental solutions to the commercial delivery market. The transformative technology of the Transit Connect Electric reduces gasoline fuel costs to zero, produces no tailpipe emissions and is virtually silent as it travels through urban and suburban delivery routes. The progressive attitude of companies like Canada Post will contribute to making an important environmental impact.