Ontario, Quebec governments buy Transit Connect EVs

Ontario Ministry of Transportation orders two vans, Quebec's Centre de Gestion des Équipement Roulants orders one.

September 20, 2011
by Fleet Management staff

OAK PARK, MI: Azure Dynamics  has sold an additional 34 new Ford Transit Connect Electric vehicles, including to the Ontario and Quebec governments.

Azure Dynamics has enrolled over 130 Ford Commercial Truck dealerships in key markets across North America. Of those, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation ordered two Transit Connect Electric vans through Oak-Land Ford Lincoln in Oakville. Centre de Gestion des Équipement Roulants (CGER) in Quebec ordered one van through Boisvert Ford in Boucherville, QC. The remaining 26 Transit Connect Electric vans were sold to a number of Ford commercial truck dealers who will use the vehicles as customer demonstrators.

The Ford Transit Connect Electric uses a lithium-ion battery to achieve a range of 80 to 110km, depending on auxiliary usage and drive cycle and can be recharged using either a 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlet. Commercial vans generally return to a central location at the end of each drive cycle, making for easy overnight recharging.