Ram, a subsidiary of Stellantis, is set to introduce its first electric ProMaster van by the end of 2023, following in the footsteps of the Ford E-Transit. The ProMaster EV is expected to be unveiled in the first half of 2023, with deliveries beginning in the latter half of the year. A spokesperson for Stellantis confirmed that the van will be available in the North American market.
Also Read- 2024 Nissan Z Review: Release date and Design Specs
While Ram has yet to release any specifics about the ProMaster EV, we can look to its European counterpart, the Fiat E-Ducato, for some insight. The E-Ducato is offered in two battery options, a 47-kWh standard pack and a larger 79-kWh optional pack. On the WLTP cycle, the standard battery offers 146 miles of range, while the larger pack offers 229 miles.
Based on these specs, the ProMaster EV can compete with the 126-mile range of the Ford E-Transit. Even the ProMaster EV’s massive battery pack can outperform the E-Transit by size. However, the E-Ducato’s maximum payload of 4,189 pounds is less than the gasoline-powered ProMaster’s maximum payload of 4,680 pounds, but still more than the E-Transit’s maximum payload in pounds 3,880 crore.
Also Read-2024 Morgan Super 3 review: Release date and Design Specs
The ProMaster EV is expected to be a key addition to Ram’s lineup that already includes gasoline-powered ProMaster vans. With the electric car market growing rapidly, Ram’s entry into the segment is a timely move to help the automaker cater to the market demand for environmentally friendly solutions needs to be addressed.
The launch of the ProMaster EV also coincides with Stellantis’ commitment to electrify all its products by 2025. The automaker plans to invest €30 billion ($34 billion) in electrification over the next four years in and set a target of 70% . of its European sales from low-emission vehicles by 2030.
Also Read-Stunning 1969 Ford Bronco Built by Matt Hunt Muscle Cars
In conclusion, the Ram electric ProMaster vehicle is set to take on the Ford E-Transit in the growing market for electric commercial vehicles. With promising range and competitive payload capacity, the ProMaster EV could be a game-changer for Ram and Stellantis as they continue to electrify their lineups and meet the demands of environmentally-conscious commercial customers.