The Ram ProMaster EV will be available in two configurations, including the delivery model and two cargo models.  -  Photo: Ram

The Ram ProMaster EV will be available in two configurations, including the delivery model and two cargo models.

Photo: Ram

Ram has introduced the new Ram ProMaster electric van with a targeted range of up to 162 miles in city driving.

"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," said Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO – Stellantis.

ProMaster EV Configurations

The new Ram ProMaster EV will be available in two mission-specific configurations, including the delivery model and two cargo models.

The cargo model will be available in two configurations, including a 12-foot cargo length and an extended 13-foot cargo length. Both have a 159-inch wheelbase.

Ram ProMaster EV cargo van features up to 3,020 pounds of payload while the delivery configuration offers 2,030 pounds of payload.

The battery-electric offering includes a standard 110-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack with a targeted range of up to 162 miles in city driving. A 200-kilowatt (kW) electric drive module delivers 268 horsepower, 302 lb.-ft. of torque and standard front-wheel-drive capability.

Ram said the ProMaster EV features a unibody design that incorporates the battery pack efficiently. The 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.

The new van features Level 3 DC fast charging options of 50kW, 85kW, 125 kW, and 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.

ProMaster EV Delivery Van

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. The roll-up door is constructed with anodized aluminum for weight optimization and durability to meet high-duty cycles.

A pocket door is standard on the Ram ProMaster EV delivery vehicle to ease ingress and egress while making deliveries.

Telematics

Ram Telematics enables vehicle location and driving insights to help reduce fuel costs, improve route efficiency, and promote 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 updates, 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apps Over the Air.

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

Cargo Space

Eventually to be available in five configurations, the 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.

ProMaster EV features 524 cubic feet of cargo space, interior cargo height of 86 inches, low load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells, and maximum cargo width.

The new Ram ProMaster EV features a standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for easy upfitter/conversion solutions. Virtually all primary vehicle systems are packaged forward of the cargo area.

The new vans can be upfitted for virtually every commercial need because of a unique front-drive system, body-integral construction, and the multiple configurations offered, the company said.  

Safety and Security

Ram ProMaster EV offers front and rear Park Sense with full stop, a white noise backup alarm, and a "normal" backup alarm.

The van also includes the most standard safety and security features ever offered on the Ram brand's full-size commercial van, according to the company, 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)
  • Electric parking brake

Optional safety and security features include:

  • Intelligent speed assist
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
  • Active drive assist system
  • Front parking sensors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers

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

The van features LED headlights and fog lights with improved durability. The standard LED headlights offer 70% more lumens and 50% more range, the company said, versus the previous-generation gas-powered Ram ProMaster.

Visibility

The most requested improvement requested by large-van customers, according to Ram, 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 a 360-degree camera. The system offers a bird's-eye views of the vehicle and its surroundings and is enhanced by dynamic grid lines displayed on a 10.1-inch digital touchscreen.

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. Active driving assist provides Level 2 (L2) automated driving capability.

Additional Features

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

The Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles. This system brings flexibility that allows for ProMaster to evolve and offer new content, features, and services.

The Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for ease of use. The suite of system highlights includes:

  • 10.1-inch reconfigurable touchscreen display featuring split-screen capability for dual application operation
  • Fully customizable home screen for quick access to frequently used features and one-touch operation
  • Five user profiles – customizable music preferences, apps, mirror angles and climate comfort levels
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Alexa In-Vehicle Assistant allows for remote vehicle start-up, ability to lock or unlock the doors, play music, add items to the to-do list, check news, weather, traffic and sports scores in real time
  • Simultaneous wireless connectivity for two Bluetooth-enabled phones or devices
  • Over-the-air (OTA) map updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system

More Cab Features

Functionality is enhanced for front-row passengers with an available wireless charging pad and connectivity ports that are configured for quick recognition. The Ram ProMaster features a standard 12V power outlet and a fully functional USB outlet, plus a standard USB Type C port, that allow devices to charge up to four times faster. An optional 115-volt/150-watt outlet sits right below the USBs.

Dare Forward 2030

In 2009, the Ram Truck brand launched as a stand-alone division. Today it offers the Ram 1500, Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty, Ram 3500/4500/5500 Chassis Cab, and Ram ProMaster.

Ram said the new ProMaster EV is part of the brand’s contribution to Stellantis' Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan to deliver innovative, clean, safe, and affordable mobility solutions.

As part of Dare Forward 2030, Stellantis is investing more than $32 billion through 2025 in electrification and software to deliver battery-electric vehicles that meet customer demands.

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