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Old 11-16-2020, 08:00 PM   #121
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There is some speculation on the Mach-E forums that the Transit IFS is some way derived from the RWD drive module of the Mach-E.

Not sure I see that, however. Yeah the torque handling would be there but not the configuration nor the weight carrying capacity (Mach-E's cargo carrying capacity is like 700lbs or so).

I assume you meant Independent Rear Suspension, not Front.

Yes, the E-Transit has a “targeted” drive motor rating of 266 HP and 317 lb-ft of torque, which matches the standard Mustang Mach-E. It would appear Ford is planning on using the same motor on standard Mach-E and E-Transit. That part makes sense.

However, suspension is a different matter altogether. The Mach-E is listed as a multi-link (like Expedition and Explorer), and the E-Transit is listed as semi trailing arm, and rated at a targeted 6,000 pounds of capacity. Obviously, they may share the drive motor, but not the suspension.

It’s interesting that Car and Driver shows the Mach-E as having a 9.05 final drive ratio, and since the E-Transit will be much heavier and with a much lower required top speed than the Mustang, the final drive on Transit will probably be geared even lower than 9.05. Those electric motors do spin well over 10,000 RPM.
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Old 11-16-2020, 10:16 PM   #122
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I assume you meant Independent Rear Suspension, not Front.

Yes, the E-Transit has a “targeted” drive motor rating of 266 HP and 317 lb-ft of torque, which matches the standard Mustang Mach-E. It would appear Ford is planning on using the same motor on standard Mach-E and E-Transit. That part makes sense.

However, suspension is a different matter altogether. The Mach-E is listed as a multi-link (like Expedition and Explorer), and the E-Transit is listed as semi trailing arm, and rated at a targeted 6,000 pounds of capacity. Obviously, they may share the drive motor, but not the suspension.

It’s interesting that Car and Driver shows the Mach-E as having a 9.05 final drive ratio, and since the E-Transit will be much heavier and with a much lower required top speed than the Mustang, the final drive on Transit will probably be geared even lower than 9.05. Those electric motors do spin well over 10,000 RPM.
Er yup: IRS not IFS LOL.
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:18 PM   #123
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The eTransit only gets 126 mile range from EPA, but WLTP European rating gives it 350 km, or 217 miles. Van specifications seem the same, including the 67 kWh battery size. Some speculate real range in low-speed city traffic will be somewhere between these two.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...-E-Transit.pdf




Related to electric vehicle subject, it appears Ford does not have present plans to offer an electric Super Duty. It seems to me that the F-150 will have to prove itself first with adequate towing range, and that doesn’t seem likely in my opinion with present battery technology.

https://www.rvtravel.com/ford-says-n...rucks-for-now/
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The eTransit only gets 126 mile range from EPA, but WLTP European rating gives it 350 km, or 217 miles. Van specifications seem the same, including the 67 kWh battery size. Some speculate real range in low-speed city traffic will be somewhere between these two.

https://media.ford.com/content/fordm...-E-Transit.pdf




Related to electric vehicle subject, it appears Ford does not have present plans to offer an electric Super Duty. It seems to me that the F-150 will have to prove itself first with adequate towing range, and that doesn’t seem likely in my opinion with present battery technology.

https://www.rvtravel.com/ford-says-n...rucks-for-now/
Yeah the WLTP ratings are always higher than the EPA ratings by a good amount. Especially in EVs.
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Old 11-17-2020, 02:33 PM   #125
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Yeah the WLTP ratings are always higher than the EPA ratings by a good amount. Especially in EVs.
Lower speeds and more of what we might call "suburban driving"?
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European roads tend to be narrower, and windier, with many small towns in the way. Not counting the motorways or highways of course.
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