The Ram ProMaster EV will be available in cargo and non-cargo shells, with the non-cargo models coming later in the ProMaster EV’s production.
The Ram ProMaster EV will feature a standard 110-kWh battery pack, and the company is targeting 162 miles of range per charge.
The Ram ProMaster EV uses a single drive module that sends 268 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels.
Ram is joining the battery-electric shipping battle with its aptly named ProMaster EV. Built on the existing ProMaster platform, this BEV van is targeting 162 miles of range from its 110-kWh battery pack. Ram says this new ProMaster EV will be available in both delivery and cargo models.
Powering this ProMaster EV is a single drive module at the front, sending 268 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque to the front wheels. Ram is targeting 162 miles of range from the 110-kWh battery pack that feeds that lone drive module.
Ram also says you can stuff up 150 kW back into that battery at peak charging, through a Level 3 fast-charger. However, that number shrinks to 11 kW with a Level 2 charger.
Payload ratings matter when it comes to work vehicles, and Ram says the ProMaster EV in cargo van configuration can carry up to 3020 pounds worth of payload.
The delivery van configuration cuts that down to 2030 pounds of payload, but it targets last-mile delivery operations and offers a rear roll-up door, which should make for easier loading and unloading of cargo.
The cargo variant will offer two cargo lengths, with 12-foot and 13-foot options available. All models ride on the same 159-inch wheelbase.
Interior appointments are expectedly spartan. These machines aren’t going to be as posh as a Ram 1500 Limited pickup. That said, there’s still a 10.1-inch screen on the dash that runs Uconnect 5. This infotainment system can run Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly and features a built-in Alexa voice assistant. There is also a charging system locator and EV dynamic trip prediction system to help ease any range anxiety.
Pricing for all of these models is still to be determined, as are delivery dates. That said, Ram says the order books are open for the delivery-focused ProMaster EV. Considering the Ford E-Transit starts at $51,890 it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the larger-battery Ram to be even more expensive.
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