Utilimaster upfits Ford Pro E-Transit customer pilot vehicles

Utilimaster upfits Ford Pro E-Transit customer pilot vehicles

The pilot program vehicles are road-ready and will be in use through 2023, the companies say.

Utilimaster, a brand of The Shyft Group’s fleet vehicles & services business unit, announced it has worked with Ford Pro to produce two pilot vehicles built on the all-electric Ford E-Transit chassis for customer testing.

As the chosen body provider for the Ford Pro E-Transit pilot program, Utilimaster has engineered its Velocity body to fit the E-Transit cutaway. One of the completed all-electric vehicles is comparable to Utilimaster’s Velocity F-Series for gas-powered Transit chassis fleet customers, but designed specifically for the E-Transit’s all-electric architecture. The other unit features a renewed Utilimaster route-delivery body often seen in the snack food industry.

The pilot program vehicles are road-ready and will be in use through 2023.

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