Ram is set to venture into the last-mile delivery market with its 2024 ProMaster EV, an electric adaptation of its full-size commercial van. Unlike prioritizing long road trips, the ProMaster EV focuses on city driving, boasting a 110.0-kWh battery that allows a range of up to 162 miles on a single charge. Despite its seemingly modest range, it is deemed sufficient for a day of deliveries.
Equipped for efficiency, the ProMaster EV supports Level 3 DC fast-charging at up to 150 kW and features a Level 2 onboard charger with an 11 kW capacity. The electric van is powered by a 268-hp electric motor, delivering 302 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. The battery, positioned beneath the van’s floor, maintains the cargo volume at 524 cubic feet and an interior cargo height of 86 inches.
Available in three configurations—a delivery-focused model and two cargo versions with lengths of 12 feet and 13 feet—the ProMaster EV accommodates different needs. The delivery model includes a super-high-roof setup, heated steering wheel, and heated windshield. Although details about the cargo versions’ equipment are not specified, Ram plans to offer the ProMaster EV in five configurations, incorporating two roof heights, two cargo lengths, and two body styles. Payload capacity varies, with the cargo version at 3020 pounds and the delivery configuration at 2030 pounds.
Catering to last-mile delivery operators, the ProMaster EV features a lightweight yet durable rear roll-up door made from anodized aluminum. Ram Telematics records data to enhance fuel efficiency, optimize routes, and promote safer driving. The navigation system assists with walking directions through the Uconnect phone app, and Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant is integrated.
Safety is a priority, with front and rear parking sensors, emergency braking, forward collision warning, post-collision braking, and automatic high-beams included. Optional features such as lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control further enhance safety.
Visually indistinguishable from its gas-powered counterpart, the ProMaster EV boasts standard LED headlights and an unchanged cabin featuring a 10.1-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a wireless charging pad, a 12V power outlet, and a USB-C port. While pricing and release details remain undisclosed, it is anticipated that deliveries will commence in the first half of the year, with an estimated price around $52,000, positioning it competitively against Ford’s electric E-Transit. Get Cars Value provides updated news & trends regularly. Article sourced from caranddriver