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2015 Ford Transit

As a segment, fullsize vans are stealth-fighter invisible on most consumers' radar. Visit a dealership for any of the four brands that offer them and you'll be lucky to find even one on display. These are commercial vehicles primarily, even more so than pickup trucks. Vans are the shuttles for plumbers, caterers, carpenters, concrete layers, masons, electricians, florists and flooring, and a huge part of this country's productivity is accomplished using them. At the moment, Ford is the 800-pound gorilla in that room – fully 41 percent of commercial vehicles wear a Blue Oval. So when... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Twin-Turbo 3.5L V6
Power:
310 HP / 400 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$29,565
As-Tested Price:
$45,415
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    DOT announces $104.1-million clean-fuel transit initiative
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    U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced that transit authorities can duke it out for a share of $101.4 million in federal funds by proposing innovative projects that promote the use of "clean fuels" for public transit. Says Secretary LaHood: Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff says that with soaring gas prices ...

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    Recycled street-sign furniture is uncomfortably cool
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    Industrial designer and artist Boris Bally has taken the urban decay aesthetic to a new level, crafting tables and chairs from worn-out street signs. Bally cranks out everything from high-backed dining-table chairs, to coffee tables, to armchairs. Bally has been working with metal in one sense or another since he was just 13 years old. Rumor even has it ...

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    Ford powers into Birmingham with one-off Transit SuperSportVan
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    While the latest hot Mustang, Fiesta and Focus models may garner most of the attention from Ford and its performance divisions, back in the UK, the Blue Oval gives delivery boys and construction workers something to dream about with the occasional souped-up Transit. The last such SportVan it rolled out packed a 18-inch alloys and white stripes over red ...

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    Azure Dynamics selects Lotus for Transit Connect Electric upfits in Europe
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    On Tuesday, Ford announced that it had signed a deal to deliver 20 Transit Connect Electrics to the Norwegian Post. Two days after that, Azure Dynamics, the automotive firm that supplies the Connect's ForceDrive electric powertrain, revealed that Lotus Lightweight Structures, a division of Lotus Cars, will tackle the task of electrifying Transits for the ...

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    Norwegian Post orders 20 Ford Transit Connect Electrics
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    The Norwegian Post has become the first European customer to place an order for the Ford Transit Connect Electric. The company has signed a contract to purchase 20 of Ford's eco-friendly vans, which will arrive equipped for postal duties sometime this summer. The Transit Connect Electric features Azure Dynamics' proprietary Force Drive powertrain with a ...

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    Azure Dynamics records final Ford Transit Connect Electric Lead orders
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    Azure Dynamics has announced that it has signed deals with the final two organizations to join the Ford Transit Connect Electric's "Lead Customer" program. The ninth customer is a Washington D.C.-based government organization and the tenth is a logistics company that wants 30 units; the single largest Transit Connect Electric order recorded to date. At ...

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    Ford celebrates the Transit in UK with special edition SportVan. One, please.
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    Push comes to shove, the Brits know modern delivery vans better than we do. (Hard to admit, we know.) What we use high-cube trucks, pickups and vans of varying sizes for, they do it all in panel vans. They drive the wheels off 'em, and the Ford Transit (not to be confused with its kid brother, the Transit Connect) is the king of 'em all. In fact, it has ...

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    Southern California Edison orders 20 Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles
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    Back in 2007, Southern California Edison (SCE) cemented its partnership with Ford Motor Company by becoming the first utility to join with the automaker to accelerate the commercialization of electrified vehicles. Under the partnership, SCE received the first of a batch of Ford Escape plug-in hybrids that would eventually make their way to demonstration ...

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    Ford delivers details on how Transit Connect Electric will come to Europe
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    Ford's Transit Connect Electric is the Blue Oval's not-so-sexy entry into the plug-in vehicle market. Just because the utility vehicle doesn't have the style or the attraction of the Nissan Leaf or the Chevrolet Volt, though, doesn't mean it's not an incredibly interesting vehicle and a sign that Ford is quite serious about its all-electric vehicle ...

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    California Yellow Cab orders up 25 CNG-powered Ford Transit Connect taxis
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    Just over a month ago, Boston became the first U.S. city to approve the Ford Transit Connect for taxi use. Other cities immediately followed, like Orange County, CA, and so California Yellow Cab, a taxi service there, placed an order for 25 Transit Connects. While the number of units is certainly small, California Yellow Cab has something unique in mind ...

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    Isn't it Ironic? Ex-Hummer builder AM General handling final assembly of Transit Connect Electric
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    When Ford and Azure Dynamics unveiled the Transit Connect Electric van earlier this year, Azure announced that the electric drive systems would be installed at a facility in Michigan. Today, Azure let it be known that the installation work will be done by AM General, a company that's best known for producing the military-spec Humvee, at its engineering ...

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    AT&T agrees to buy at least two Ford Transit Connect Electric vans
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    The all-electric Ford Transit Connect Electric utility van became available for ordering during the recent Chicago Auto Show and Azure Dynamics, the company in charge of converting and selling the trucks, has announced that AT&T will be the vehicle's "Lead Customer" with an order for two units. AT&T announced about a year ago that it would ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011
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    Ford has big plans for electrification of its fleet over the next decade, and while most of the emphasis has been on North America so far, Europe will be joining in on the party starting in 2011. Nancy Gioia has announced that between 2011 and 2013, Ford of Europe will get five new hybrid and battery electric models added to its lineup. About six to nine ...

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    Ford to expand electric and hybrid offerings to Europe from 2011
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    Ford has big plans for electrification of its fleet over the next decade, and while most of the emphasis has been on North America so far, Europe will be joining in on the party starting in 2011. Nancy Gioia has announced that between 2011 and 2013, Ford of Europe will get five new hybrid and battery electric models added to its lineup. About six to nine ...

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    Ford, Smith Electric prepping ten Transit vans for test fleet in Germany
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    The U.S. will be getting Ford's small, all-electric Transit Connect Electric utility van by the end of this year. Over in Germany, ten units of the larger Transit van will be converted to run on electric power by Smith Electric Vehicles for Ford's colognE-mobil project, which is already underway. The goal of the colognE-mobil project is to " widen the ...

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    Quick Spin: Ford Transit Connect Electric a good sign of things to come
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    Not only did Ford reveal the all-electric version of the Transit Connect Electric at the Chicago Auto Show this week, but they also pulled the electric vehicle (EV) into the snowy Chicago streets and allowed us to take it for a quick spin. After our five minutes behind the wheel, we can say that, if your company needs a sensible delivery vehicle that ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Transit Connect Taxi burns CNG, LPG and four acres of space
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    Hot on the (w)heels of the Ford Transit Electric, the Transit Connect Taxi drove onto the stage at the Chicago Auto Show today running on compressed natural gas (CNG). The clean-burning utility van – based on the gasoline-powered North American Truck of the Year winner – adds to Ford's taxi fleet options like the Crown Victoria (see: pretty ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Transit Connect Electric uses the "Force"
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    As expected, Ford brought the latest (and greatest?) incarnations of the Transit Connect utility van to the Chicago Auto Show today. The battery-powered Transit Connect Electric was up first, perhaps because it fits so well into Ford's strategy of vehicle electrification (see also: Focus Electric coming next year, followed by a plug-in hybrid and a ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Transit Connect Taxi burns CNG, LPG and four acres of space
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    Hot on the (w)heels of the Ford Transit Electric, the Transit Connect Taxi drove onto the stage at the Chicago Auto Show today running on compressed natural gas (CNG). The clean-burning utility van – based on the gasoline-powered North American Truck of the Year winner – adds to Ford's taxi fleet options like the Crown Victoria (see: pretty ...

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    Chicago 2010: Ford Transit Connect Electric uses the "Force Drive"
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    As expected, Ford brought the latest (and greatest?) incarnations of the Transit Connect utility van to the Chicago Auto Show today. The battery-powered Transit Connect Electric was up first, perhaps because it fits so well into Ford's strategy of vehicle electrification (see also: Focus Electric coming next year, followed by a plug-in hybrid and a ...

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