Ram has entered the electric vehicle market with the addition of an all-electric variation of its Ram ProMaster van.
At a glance the new Ram ProMaster EV offers:
- A standard 110-kWh battery pack with a targeted range of up to 162 miles in city driving.
- Two configurations – a delivery model and two cargo models.
- 524 cu. ft. of cargo space.
- A standard upfitter electrical connector and an integrated cab configuration for easy upfitter/conversion solutions.
- Advanced driver safety assist features.
Made to Fit Fleet Customers’ Needs
The new Ram ProMaster EV will be available in two mission-specific configurations: the delivery model and two cargo models. The delivery model is available for order now, and the non-delivery/cargo model will be available at a later date.
The cargo model will be available in either a 12-ft. cargo length or an extended 13-ft. cargo length, both with 159-in. wheelbases.
“The introduction of the Ram ProMaster EV represents another major milestone on our electrification journey as we continue to evolve without sacrificing capability,” Ram brand CEO Tim Kuniskis said. “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.”
Powering Up the Ram ProMaster EV for Solid Performance
The battery-electric van offers a standard 110-kWh battery pack with a targeted range of up to 162 miles in city driving.
The Ram ProMaster EV cargo van features up to 3,020 lbs. of payload while the delivery configuration offers 2,030 lbs. of payload. A 200-kW electric drive module EDM delivers 268 hp, 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. The 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, and 150 kW.
A wall box Level 2 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.
Additional 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, which indicates the percentage of the battery that has been discharged relative to the overall capacity of the battery.
Meeting Fleets’ Operational Needs
The ProMaster EV will further enhance in-house delivery service partner last-mile operations. The 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.
The ProMaster EV is highly customizable. The delivery model offers a 159-in. wheelbase super-high-roof, heated steering wheel, and heated windshield.
Eventually 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 ft. and 13.5 ft. Cargo-handling capability is the number one consideration for van buyers. The van offers 524 cu. ft. of cargo space.
The ProMaster EV includes standard features such as interior cargo height of 86 in., low load-floor height, cargo width between wheel wells, and maximum cargo width.
The van 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 Ram ProMaster EV can be upfitted for virtually any commercial need because of a unique front-drive system, body-integral construction and the multiple configurations offered.
According to Stellantis, the van features the most vertically oriented sidewalls in the cargo van category at nearly 90 degrees in relation to the cargo compartment floor, combined with a cargo width of 75.6 in.
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 available on compatible mobile devices. The Alexa home-to-truck and truck-to-home functionality includes an in-vehicle virtual assistant as well.
Delivering Safety and Security
The 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.
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.
The Ram ProMaster EV 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.
The most requested improvement requested by large-van customers is better visibility around the vehicle. The van 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. It’s 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-in. digital touchscreen.
Active Driving Assist provides Level 2 automated driving capability and affirms the company’s march toward an autonomous future. 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.
Uconnect 5 with a standard 10.1-in. touchscreen features split-screen capability and content from SiriusXM with 360L. The Uconnect 5 system is five times faster than the system it replaces, featuring Wi-Fi capability and up to five individual user profiles.
The Uconnect 5 system offers more connected services and features for ease of use. Among those are over-the-air (OTA) map updates at the push of a button for Uconnect NAV system.
Building on Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 Plan
The new ProMaster EV is part of Ram’s contribution to Stellantis’ Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan to deliver innovative, clean, safe and affordable mobility solutions, the automaker noted in a news release.
In 2023, Stellantis debuted the 2025 Ram 1500 REV and Ramcharger, which will follow the ProMaster EV’s lead in fully electric vehicle offerings in Ram’s lineup.
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.