Dearborn, Michigan – The Ford Transit Connect Electric commercial vehicle is now also available as a five-passenger wagon. The vehicle is a joint venture of Ford and Azure Dynamics Corporation.

The companies introduced the electric commercial van in December 2010.

“With the addition of the new Transit Connect Electric wagon, we expand our product portfolio and offer our commercial customers more versatility to meet their transportation needs with fully electric operation,” said Scott Harrison, CEO of Azure Dynamics. “As a derivative of our successful Transit Connect Electric cargo van, the wagon shares a common electric drive integration and glider, helping to keep additional development cost low.”

The wagon is based on the Transit Connect XLT Premium Wagon and uses a liquid-cooled, 28 kWh lithium-ion battery. Depending on driving conditions and ancillary power use, the wagon can achieve a range of 88 to 128 kilometres on a single charge, with a top speed of 120 km/h. It can be charged on a standard 120-volt outlet or, preferably, a 240-volt charging station that will optimally recharge the battery in six to eight hours.

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