Ford Transit Connect News

  • Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype

    A prototype Ford Transit Hybrid taxi will appear at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show.

  • 2015 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
    New Smaller Commercial Vans Do Well Due To Fuel Efficiency

    You can save a lot of money by improving the fuel economy of larger and thirstier vehicles, especially if they cover lots of miles each year. That's why business owners are usually considered to be more rational vehicle buyers than retail customers: The fleet vehicles often consume twice the fuel...

  • 2012 Ford Transit Connect 'glider' intended for electric conversion, as offered on eBay Motors
    Build Your Own Ford Transit Connect Electric: Gliders On eBay

    Remember the now-defunct Ford Transit Connect Electric? It was the all-electric conversion of the Transit Connect delivery van that actually sank Azure Dynamics, which declared bankruptcy in March 2012 after sales fell short of projections. If you've always wanted one, now's your chance. But...

  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect
    Ford Dribbles Out Gas Mileage Details For 2014 Transit Van Range

    There was exactly one gas-mileage number contained in a pair of press releases Ford issued this morning. 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. It's called counterprogramming: In the midst of...

  • 2014 Ford Transit Connect
    2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon Unveiled: 7 Seats, 30 MPG

    Ford has finally unveiled what could offer the best mix of practicality and economy on the market--the 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon. With seven seats and estimated highway mileage of 30 mpg, the Transit Connect is much more family-orientated this time around. Beating its traditional minivan...

  • 2012 Ford Transit Connect Wagon
    Azure's Ford Transit Connect Electric Wagon: First Five-Seat All-Electric Wagon In U.S.

    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...

  • 2011 Ford Transit Connect Taxi, introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

    The Ford Transit Connect, in both gasoline and CNG versions, has begun deployment for taxi duty from coast to coast.

  • 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric
    Ford Starts Delivery Of Transit Connect Electric Vans

    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...

  • Bright IDEA plug-in hybrid delivery van, prototype
    GM Invests In Plug-In Hybrid Truckmaker Bright Automotive

    General Motors announced today that it will invest in startup Bright Automotive, which hopes to start final production engineering of its Idea plug-in hybrid delivery van design later this year. GM Ventures, the automaker's venture investing arm, already provided funds to Bright this week; formal...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009
    First Transit Connect EVs to go to AT&T

    Electric vehicles are likely to see a gradual roll out over the next few years.  Most of the first electric vehicles to take to the streets will likely be in the hands of corporations for use as fleet vehicles.  We have already witness this trend with many current electric vehicles that are not...

  • 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
    Ford Dealerships Going Green

    Ford will introduce two electric vehicles, both scheduled for release next year.  Ford's expectations for these vehicles, the Focus BEV and the Transit Connect EV, are high and they anticipate strong sales for both offerings.  Along with the Fusion Hybrid, the company's decision to offer...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009
    Transit Connect EV First Drive

    The Ford Transit Connect EV was unveiled days ago at the Chicago Auto Show.  We posted a recent story detailing the specs of the vehicle that were just release by Ford.  Now it's time for the first drive. Ford allowed brief test drives of the Transit Connect EV outside of the Chicago Auto Show. ...

  • 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric, introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show

    It's long been known that Ford's first electric car would actually be a truck. 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 would use a small van on predictable routes with lots of stop-and-go traffic, with the truck returning to a set location each night where it could be recharged. First deliveries of the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric to fleet customers will begin...

  • Ford's Nancy Gioia at 2008 Detroit Auto Show
    Five Questions: Nancy Gioia, Ford global electrification director

    Ford was the first U.S. automaker to offer a hybrid, introducing the Ford Escape Hybrid crossover in 2004. It recently expanded its portfolio with the well-received 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid. More recently, the company has announced plans for limited numbers of plug-in hybrids, as well as electric...

  • Ford Focus EV
    Ford and LG Chem Agree to Li-Ion Deal

    According to a report from the Maeil of South Korea, Ford Motor Company signed a deal with leading battery supplier LG Chem.  The deal involves LG Chem. supplying Ford with lithium-ion cells for all of the companies future plug-in vehicles. Ford has previously worked with Johnson Controls-Saft for...

  • screen display from Ford Crew Chief fleet tracking application
    Surprise: You Save Gas, Drive Better If Your Boss Watches

    We don't write much about trucks here at, but our friends at follow them obsessively. Now they've provided the data for an obvious but revealing truth: People drive better and more smoothly, saving gas, when they're being watched. They report that truck fleets...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009
    Ford Transit Connect EV to be Electrified By Azure Dynamics, Deal With Smith Electric Mutually Terminated

    Ford and Smith Electric Vehicles had planned to jointly produce a BEV version of the Ford Transit Connect for a scheduled release next year ahead of the companies Focus EV.  The partnership was such that Ford would provide the rolling chassis and Smith Electric would install the EV components. ...

  • Smart IDEA plug-in hybrid delivery van prototype
    100-MPG Bright Idea Delivery Van: Now With 40 Electric Miles!

    Back in April, startup company Bright Automotive unveiled its design for a plug-in hybrid light delivery truck. Now, we've had a chance to drive the prototype, briefly, just as Bright raised its electric range to 40 miles. Our test vehicle was the only Bright IDEA van prototype built thus far by...

  • General Motors' mysterious 230 logo

    We usually recap our five most popular posts on at the end of every month. We're a bit late for August but, hey, we had a long Labor Day too ... now we're back in business. We replaced most of July's most popular posts, with three new winners in our Top Five. Here goes: # 1: How Does the 2011 Chevy Volt Get 230 MPG? By Making Assumptions.  Frankly, we're delighted this was our top-ranked post for August. This topic is complex, and we don't think General Motors helped matters much by touting a 230-MPG claim for city gas mileage on its 2011 Volt. Bottom Line: The fuel...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009
    2010 Ford Transit Connect Small Delivery Van Selling Well

    Today seems to be Ford day; this morning's e-mail included a news release on the early sales success of the 2010 Ford Transit Connect small delivery van, just while we're in the middle of writing up our four days of travel in a 2009 Ford Escape Hybrid. We first drove the 2010 Transit Connect in...

  • 2010 Ford Transit Connect
    2010 Ford Transit Connect Small Van Comes In At 22 MPG City, 25 MPG Highway

    Ford's new small commercial van returns far, far better gas mileage than a full-size van, and it has few competitors on the US market

  • Ford's Octavio Navarro talks about the new Fusion Hybrid and Taurus
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