Two Michigan companies, New Eagle and Inventev, have teamed up to convert full-size commercial vans to electric drive. They are demonstrating a fully electric Ford Transit van at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
Production and sale of the vehicles is scheduled to begin in early 2018. New Eagle will provide the core propulsion systems and controls, and Inventev will handle upfitting and distribution.
The electric Ford Transit was developed using New Eagle’s Powertrain Kit, which is designed to allow fleets and manufacturers to quickly and affordably convert commercial vehicles to electric drive. The kits are customizable, so customers can select the components that best fit their system. The kit is available for any light-duty, medium-duty, commercial delivery or shuttle vehicle, and has previously been configured for the Dodge Promaster, Ford F-150 and Fiat Ducato.
Source: New Eagle