All-Electric Transit Connect Unveiled by Ford

The long-awaited 2011 model Transit Connect Electric van from Ford Motor Co. made its debut at the Chicago Auto Show last week – an all-electric light-duty commercial vehicle targeted to go into production later this year.

Transit Connect Electric is the first product in Ford’s accelerated electrified vehicle plan, the company said, to be followed by the Focus Electric in 2011, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle in 2012 and next-generation hybrid technology in 2012. With targeted range of up to 80 mi. per full charge, the all-electric Transit Connect will be rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlets

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