U.S. best-selling light commercial vehicles, Ford Transit, marks its 10th anniversary in America, with production and sales established beyond the Atlantic Ocean in 2014. Ford Pro celebrates the anniversary by enhancing the new E-Transit range: revised charging, software and integrated solutions will help to ease the transition to electric and maximize benefits for commercial customers.

Ford Transit: a bit of history

Born out of a partnership between the UK and German branches of Ford, the Transit became the first Ford product to be developed for all of Europe. The van burst onto the market in Britain in 1965, quickly developing into a staple thanks to its versatility and ultimately reaching far beyond Europe in influence and use. After just six months in production, Transit became America’s bestselling commercial van in late 2014. Since beginning U.S. production in April 2014, more than 1.2 million Transit vans have been assembled at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

In 2020, Ford added optional all-wheel drive and unveiled the E-Transit electric van, also introducing Transit Trail, its van life derivative, to the lineup in 2022. “We’ve assembled more than 1.2 million Transit vans in the last 10 years, and 99% of Transits are still on the road, working hard for customers today,” said Tim Baughman, Ford Pro general manager. “It’s America’s bestselling commercial van because it’s Built Ford Tough, and businesses on every streetcorner rely on Transit to keep the country moving—from plumbing to carpentry and yes, delivery, too.” 

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