Ram ProMaster EV could be technically similar to the E-Ducato [Update]

Stellantis has given the Ram ProMaster its MY2022 update in the U.S and Canada. In the announcement of the 2022 Ram ProMaster, the company has subtly revealed that it plans to launch a Ram ProMaster EV in both North American markets in 2023.

Stellantis hasn’t revealed details of the Ram ProMaster EV. What’s certain is that the company will target customers considering the Ford E-Transit and GM’s unannounced full-size electric cargo van for the Chevrolet brand, which we reckon is the Chevrolet Express EV.

The Ram ProMaster is basically North America’s Fiat Ducato. Similarly, the Ram ProMaster EV could be technically related to the Fiat E-Ducato, the Ducato’s pure electric variant that debuted in April 2021 for the European region.

Fiat E-Ducato electric van charging - could be the technical cousin of the Ram ProMaster EV
The Ram ProMaster EV could technically be similar to the Fiat E-Ducato electric van (pictured). Image Source: Stellantis

Expected specifications

Fiat’s all-electric van comes in two battery pack options, one comprising three modules with 47 kWh energy content and one consisting of five modules with 79 kWh energy content. Organized in parallel, the modules of both 47 and 79 kWh battery packs pose no issue in case one of them fails. The other modules pick up the slack and make up for the loss automatically. Stellantis calls this feature, which it claims to be an industry-first, ‘Recovery Mode.’

The 47 kWh battery pack provides a range of up to 235 km (146 miles), and the 79 kWh battery pack provides a significantly longer range of up to 370 km (230 miles). Note that these are range figures are as per WLTP, and EPA’s testing method usually gives comparatively lower figures.

Fiat E-Ducato battery pack
The Fiat E-Ducato features a Recovery Mode that sees to it that a failure of one of its battery pack’s modules doesn’t bring work to a half all of a sudden. Image Source: InsideEVs/Stellantis

All Ducato electric configurations have a single motor generating 90 kW of power (121 hp) and 280 Nm (207 Lb.-Ft.) of torque. The maximum speed (limited) is 100 km/h or 62 mph. Customers can charge the Fiat E-Ducato with alternating current up to 22 kW and direct current up to 50 kW.

Stellantis may share targeted specs and planned capabilities of the Ram ProMaster EV sometime next year when it begins the one-year countdown to launch.

Ram ProMaster EV FAQs

What is the Ram ProMaster EV release date?

The Ram ProMaster EV will arrive in the U.S. and Canada in 2023.

What will be the Ram ProMaster EV range?

The Ram ProMaster EV could offer a range of around 200 miles (EPA est.).

Which electric vans will compete with the Ram ProMaster EV?

The Ram ProMaster will compete with the Ford E-Transit and the yet-to-be-announced Chevrolet Express EV.

Featured Image Source: Stellantis