The new E-Transit will have the same cargo and interior space as the current Transit work van, and Ford says it worked closely with upfitters to make sure the E-Transit can use the racks, bins and other accessories developed for the gas Transit.
Due late next year, the new five-seat battery-electric SUV will offer up to 500 hp from two motors, fulltime all-wheel drive, a 0-62 mph time of less than 5.0 seconds and expected range of “over 300 miles.”
Most of the new hires, to come onboard by spring 2021, will be based in North America. The automaker is looking for electrical system engineers, controls engineers and developers for Java, Android, iOS and other platforms.
Hyundai is banking on multiple propulsion sources, particularly battery-electric – and is targeting 1 million annual sales of Hyundai, Kia and Genesis BEVs by 2025, says José Muñoz, president and CEO of Hyundai North America.