- An electric version of Ram’s full-size commercial van is coming Stateside later this year.
- Stellantis has confirmed the EV version of the ProMaster will be unveiled in the first half of 2023, and deliveries will begin in the latter half of the year.
- We expect the EV version to be competitive with the Ford E-Transit in terms of payload capacity.
Ram joins Ford in the world of electric #Vanlife and makes good on its promise to launch an electric ProMaster van by the end of 2023. We know that the commercial van will be unveiled in the first half of 2023, and deliveries will begin in the latter half of the year. A Stellantis spokesperson confirmed C/D that the ProMaster EV is coming to the North American market.
Other than the rough timeline, and a single teaser image, we don’t have any details about the ProMaster EV yet. What we do have are images and specs for Fiat’s E-Ducato (pictured above), which is essentially a rebadged ProMaster. So it’s reasonable to glean information from the E-Ducato, which is already on offer in Europe, to inform our speculation about the upcoming ProMaster EV.
The E-Ducato is offered with two battery options, a 47.0 kWh standard pack and a larger 79.0 kWh optional pack. On the less stringent WLTP cycle, Fiat claims 146 miles of range for the standard battery and 229 miles of range for the larger pack. Considering the differences from the US EPA range cycle, this could put the standard battery right at odds with the 126 miles offered by Ford’s E-Transit van, while the larger pack could beat the Ford by a considerable margin. Fiat’s claimed payload capacity of up to 4189 pounds is lower than the 4680-pound maximum payload offered by the current gasoline-powered ProMaster, but beats the E-Transit’s maximum of 3880 pounds.
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