Ram's First EV Isn't An Electric Truck - It's A Van

While Ram has shown off an upcoming electric truck, its first production EV is actually a van. The new ProMaster EV (electric van, not vehicle) will be a “game-changer,” according to CEO Tim Kuniskis. In fairness, vans are excellent candidates for electrification. They often take short trips, driven by businesses to provide services inside urban areas. The range seems to reflect that, with the standard 110kWh battery pack delivering “up to 162 miles in city driving.”

This figure doesn’t seem to change for the van’s various configurations, though the brand’s use of the word “standard” implies an updated battery will come later. Regardless, three configurations will be offered right now- a 12 and 13-foot cargo version and a delivery model. Later, a total of five will be offered with two roof heights and two bodies, also measuring 12 and 13 feet.

The ProMaster EV cargo will be able to haul 3,020 lbs of payload, with the delivery offering 2,030 lbs of payload capacity. Both versions will produce 268 horsepower and 302 lb-ft of torque via a 200 kW EDM (electric drive module). Charging options are vast including the ability to charge at 50 kW, 85 kW, 125 kW, and 150 kW. Ram will also sell you an 11-kW wall box charger, too.

Ram has built the latest ProMaster with businesses in mind. All versions feature a battery pack that is housed entirely under the floor, allowing for easier loading, and Ram Telematics allows fleet managers to view driving insights, vehicle location info, and real-time van diagnostics. The ProMaster EV can also be customized with higher roofs, heated surfaces (including a heated windscreen), pocket doors, a rear roll-up door, and more. In front, a 10.1-inch center touchscreen includes Carplay and Android Auto, Alexa as a voice assistant, and numerous user profiles. The center screen will also display nearby charging stations, and range trip predictions to help in route planning. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but the Ram ProMaster EV should compete directly with the $51,890 MSRP commanded by the Ford e-Transit.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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