According to Stellantis’ recent earnings report, we should see the Ram ProMaster EV by this summer.
With the Ford E-Transit already on sale and the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter arriving this year, Stellantis teased in its financial results that it is working on a fully electric Ram ProMaster EV. A small image made its appearance within the company’s presentation Tuesday, showing a high-roof model with distinctive blue badging and the EV logo in the upper right corner.
While we obviously can’t see much of the van, it’s immediately clear Ram will follow a similar route to the E-Transit and the eSprinter. The ProMaster EV, at first glance, looks virtually identical to the internal combustion model. It might get a slightly different grille (especially to accommodate a charging port), but don’t expect any major changes to the exterior or interior.
As for what will power it, we can likely take a look overseas at vehicles like the Fiat E-Ducato, Citroen e-Jumper and the Peugeot e-Boxer. They’re all related to the Ram ProMaster, and these electric versions all use the same powertrain. If that translates to a U.S.-spec ProMaster EV, we’ll get a single electric motor putting out around 120 horsepower (90 kW) and 280 Nm (210 lb-ft) of torque. Two battery packs are available for the overseas vans, providing between 124 and 205 miles of range.
Those figures would put the Ram right in line with the Ford E-Transit, while the Mercedes-Benz eSprinter will still offer a longer-range option. Considering these fleet vans are largely used for local businesses and last-mile deliveries at companies that can charge the vans up overnight, range may not be a huge factor for some buyers.
When will a Ram ProMaster EV arrive? It’s been in development for awhile, since it facelifted the gas-powered ProMaster. According to the presentation, it will debut in the first half of 2023, so we should see it before May or June. From there, Stellantis will kick off deliveries in the later half of this year. Amazon will be among its first customers, as the automaker is slated to ship out thousands of units in the coming months.
We have more on the updated (non-EV) ProMaster below: