Transit Connect Electric
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 there's a catch. You'll have to build it yourself. Fox Valley Auto Mall, in Aurora, Illinois, is offering two Transit Connect "gliders": brand-new and complete rolling Transit Connect vans without their powertrains. They were each destined to be converted by Azure Dynamics, but now one or both can be...
2014 Ford Transit Connect Unveiled, New Compact Delivery Van
When Ford launched the Transit Connect small commercial van as a 2010 model, it was a new kind of vehicle. Its closest counterpart was the Chevy Astro van, discontinued in 2005. And by 2010, the Transit Connect had been in production for almost a decade in Europe and elsewhere. Now there's an...John Voelcker
Azure Dynamics Bankrupt, Built Ford Transit Connect Electric
Well, that's not particularly good news: Azure Dynamics, the company that converted a handful of Ford Transit Connect small commercial vans to electric power, filed for bankruptcy on Monday. It laid off about 120 employees at a variety of locations in MIchigan, Massachusetts, Canada, and the United...John Voelcker
Will Trucks And Buses Beat Cars In The Electric Race?
Right now, six companies are vying to win a contract that would provide 100 electric vehicles to the government’s General Administration services 214,000-strong fleet. One of them is Ford; the other, a relative newcomer called Smith Electric. But the government isn’t looking for...VentureBeat's GreenBeat
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...Viknesh Vijayenthiran