2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric
- Used Ford Transit Connect Electric
2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric Interior
The 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric’s interior is nearly identical to that of the Transit Connect. Ford got rid of the fuel gauge and rpm indicator, replacing them with gauges that tell the driver how efficiently he’s driving and how much juice is left in the battery. Reviewers say the seats are relatively comfortable, though they lack the support for long-haul comfort. Interior materials are about as cheap and basic as they come, which is understandable because this van is meant to be a commercial fleet vehicle rather than a luxury transporter. Reviewers are impressed with the 135 cubic feet of cargo space, a big cargo hold for such a small vehicle.
The Ford Transit Connect Electric can be configured with either two or five seats, depending on the model. The Van model comes with two seats, panels instead of rear windows and a cavernous cargo bay. The Wagon model comes with rear windows and seating for five.
Reviewers say the Transit Connect Electric’s interior is full of cheap cloth and hard plastic, but they don’t mind. This van is meant to be a pure work vehicle, and the interior is fitted out accordingly. One of the Transit Connect Electric’s only differences from the regular Transit Connect’s blueprints is found in the gauge cluster. Ford replaced the fuel gauge and tachometer with a battery level gauge and fuel economy indicator. Otherwise, like the gasoline version, the interior doesn’t offer many standard features, and Ford hasn’t released much information about the list of options that are available on the Transit Connect Electric. However, this van will likely get Ford’s Work Solutions in-dash computer system, which reviewers love. Depending on the buyers needs, Work Solutions can monitor the location of your tools and employees, turn into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot, and even print invoices.
- "In the cabin, it's back to business as usual for the Transit Connect Electric. The vehicle makes no pretenses about being a fleet vehicle for commercial purposes. Hard plastics and coarse fabrics straight out of a late '90s economy car cover all of the Transit's surfaces” -- CNET
Van models of the Transit Connect Electric can hold up to 135 cubic feet of cargo. This is only 2.4 cubic feet less than the Chevrolet Suburban, but it’s built on the platform of the first-generation Ford Focus, a small sedan. Five-seat gas-powered Wagon models can still hold a maximum of 78.4 cubic feet, even with all seats occupied.