Built on the ProMaster architecture, but designed specifically for electrification, the Ram ProMaster EV features a unibody design that incorporates the battery pack efficiently.   -  Photo: Stellantis

Built on the ProMaster architecture, but designed specifically for electrification, the Ram ProMaster EV features a unibody design that incorporates the battery pack efficiently. 

Photo: Stellantis

Ram has finally introduced the eagerly awaited Ram ProMaster electric van with a targeted range of up to 162 miles in city driving. The new Ram ProMaster EV is the brand’s first available fully electrified vehicle and is the next step in the Ram brand’s journey to deliver the industry’s best options to market.

The new Ram ProMaster EV will be available in two mission-specific configurations, including the delivery model and two cargo models. The Ram ProMaster EV cargo model will be available in two configurations, including a 12-foot cargo length and an extended 13-foot cargo length (both with 159-inch wheelbases). 

“The introduction of the Ram ProMaster EV represents another major milestone on our electrification journey as we continue to evolve without sacrificing capability,” said Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “Ram’s first available electric vehicle is a game-changer, offering commercial customers, large and small, the ultimate van in zero-emissions performance, commercial capability and advanced technology.” 

According to Stellantis, the new ProMaster EV is part of Ram’s significant contribution to Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan to lead the way the world moves by delivering innovative, clean, safe and affordable mobility solutions. 

Powering an Electric Van

The next step in the Ram ProMaster evolution is a battery-electric offering that includes a standard 110-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack with a targeted range of up to 162 miles in city driving. Ram ProMaster EV cargo van features up to 3,020 pounds of payload while the delivery configuration offers 2,030 pounds of payload.

A 200-kilowatt (kW) electric drive module (EDM) delivers 268 horsepower, 302 lb.-ft. of torque and standard front-wheel-drive capability.

Built on the ProMaster architecture, but designed specifically for electrification, the Ram ProMaster EV features a unibody design that incorporates the battery pack efficiently. ProMaster EV’s battery is positioned under the floor in the center of the vehicle, which maintains a flat floor while cargo volume is unchanged from ICE vehicles. 

Ram ProMaster EV features Level 3 DC fast charging options of:

  • 50kW.
  • 85kW.
  • 125 kW.
  • 150 kW.

A wall box charger (Level 2) with up to 11 kW is available.

The charge port illuminates while the vehicle is charging with an audible sound alert to confirm the connection.

The Ram ProMaster EV is capable of Level 3 DC fast charging at 50 kilowatts (kW), 85kW, 125 kW, 150 kW.   -  Photo: Stellantis

The Ram ProMaster EV is capable of Level 3 DC fast charging at 50 kilowatts (kW), 85kW, 125 kW, 150 kW. 

Photo: Stellantis

ProMaster EV will further enhance in-house delivery service partner (DSP) last-mile operations.

The Ram ProMaster EV delivery vehicle offers a rear roll-up door to satisfy the cargo loading and unloading required for vocational and delivery customers alike. The roll-up door is constructed with anodized aluminum for weight optimization and durability to meet high-duty cycles. A pocket door is also standard on the Ram ProMaster EV delivery vehicle to ease ingress and egress while making deliveries.

Additional fleet-friendly technology includes Ram Telematics, which enables vehicle location and driving insights to help reduce fuel costs, improves route efficiency and promotes safer driving behaviors. Ram Telematics also offers real-time vehicle diagnostics and performance data.

The standard Telematics Module enables nearly 50 functions on ProMaster, including:

  • Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) updates.
  • 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Apps Over the Air (AOTA).

Last-mile navigation provides walking directions from vehicle to final destination via Uconnect companion smartphone app are available on compatible mobile devices. Alexa home-to-truck and truck-to-home functionality includes an in-vehicle virtual assistant as well.

An Electric Van for Any Vocation 

Ram ProMaster EV efficiently meets the multitude of specific customer needs in the vocational and delivery space. A highly customizable van, ProMaster EV is designed to exceed the demands of commercial customers and upfitters. Ram ProMaster EV delivery model offers a 159-inch wheelbase super-high-roof, heated steering wheel, and heated windshield.

Eventually available in five configurations, ProMaster EV will include two roof heights, two cargo lengths and two body styles, resulting in cargo lengths of 12 feet and 13.5 feet.

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Cargo-handling capability is the number one consideration for van buyers and ProMaster EV offers 524 cubic feet of cargo space.

ProMaster EV includes standard features such as best-in-class interior cargo height of 86 inches, low load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells and maximum cargo width.

Ram Commercial is well known for providing upfitter-friendly offerings.

The new Ram ProMaster EV continues the tradition and features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for easy upfitter/conversion solutions. Adding to the new ProMaster design for adaptability, virtually all primary vehicle systems are packaged forward of the cargo area. The new Ram ProMaster EV can be upfitted for virtually every conceivable commercial need because of a unique front-drive system, body-integral construction and the multiple configurations offered.

The most vertically oriented sidewalls in the cargo van category (nearly 90 degrees in relation to the cargo compartment floor) combined with a best-in-class cargo width of 75.6 inches.Most advanced ProMaster ever offering safety, security and advanced technology.

Safety First in Electric Vans

Ram ProMaster EV delivery model’s safety and security feature list continues to grow and now offers front and rear Park Sense with full stop, a white noise backup alarm and a “normal” backup alarm.

The Ram ProMaster EV includes the most standard safety and security features ever offered on the Ram brand's full-size commercial van, including Full-Speed Forward Collision Warning, Crosswind Assist, rear backup camera with dynamic gridlines, post-collision braking, Drowsiness Detection, traffic sign information, auto high-beams, cornering function fog lamps, push-button starter, keyless entry (all doors), and an electric parking brake.

Optional safety and security features include Intelligent Speed Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go, Active Drive Assist system, front parking sensors, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

Ram ProMaster will feature Secure Park, a feature that prevents the vehicle from being shifted out of park unless a key is present. 

A front-end design features standard LED headlights and fog lights with improved durability. The standard LED headlights offer 70% more Lumens (50% more range) versus the previous-generation gas-powered Ram ProMaster.

According to the automaker, the most requested improvement requested by large-van customers is better visibility around the vehicle. ProMaster features a standard high-resolution backup camera with dynamic grid lines.

The available digital rearview mirror displays video in real time in all driving modes from a rear-facing camera and can be turned off to revert to a traditional reflective mirror. The digital rearview mirror is available on all ProMaster models and provides an unobstructed rear view.

An additional safety and security feature available on the Ram ProMaster is 360-degree Surround View camera. The system offers 360-degree, bird’s-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings, enhanced by dynamic grid lines displayed on a 10.1-inch digital touchscreen.Active Driving Assist provides Level 2 (L2) automated driving capability and affirms the company's march toward an autonomous future.

he Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles.  -  Photo: Stellantis

he Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles.

Photo: Stellantis

The Ram ProMaster EV is available with Active Driving Assist for hands-on-wheel and eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centering with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras, to dictate appropriate roads for the technology.

Some additional Ram ProMaster EV features include:

  • Charging Station Locator provides the user with the ability to locate an EV charging station when a low level of energy is reached.
  • EV Dynamic Trip Prediction increases driver peace of mind by providing the projected and actual modeled discharge profile (indicates the percentage of the battery that has been discharged relative to the overall capacity of the battery).

Uconnect 5 with a standard 10.1-inch touchscreen leads the way in technology, featuring split-screen capability and content from SiriusXM with 360L.

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