Fiat e-Ducato: A Potential Basis
2022 saw the Ram ProMaster’s second highest ever level of sales in United States and Canada respectively, with 60,936 and 5,137 vehicles delivered. Going into 2023, the light commercial van received a facelift and an ultra-high roof option – yet, even more substantial improvements are going to be implemented in the 2024 ProMaster. Now, Ram has confirmed they will be releasing an all-electric variation of the ProMaster very soon.
For its 2022 financial year, the car maker declared that the ProMaster BEV version is planned to be revealed sometime during the primary half of this year. U.S. purchasers can expect to receive their orders in the latter portion of 2023, so it is expected that the electric bus will show up on the marketer’s following fiscal year report.
Unfortunately, that is the full extent of what Ram has divulged in regard to its electric large van as of now; nevertheless, we may have some intimation of what it will be like. In accordance with a story from MoparInsiders, the ProMaster EV promises to be closely modeled on the Fiat e-Ducato designed for the European market.
The Italian van was jointly created by DHL and arrived to market in 2021, featuring a single electric motor with an output of 120 horsepower (90 kilowatts) and 210 pound-feet (280 Newton-meters) of instantaneous torque. Buyers in Europe have the alternative to purchase the e-Ducato with either a 47-kilowatt-hour or 79 kWh battery for a scope of up to 170 miles (280 kilometers) when calculated through Europe’s WLTP mixed cycle. Predicted range while running an urban cycle is expected to be around 230 miles (370 km).
Commercial van customers are most likely to be eager to know the cargo capacity of the e-Ducato, supposing it will boast similar or even equal measurements when compared to the ProMaster. At the moment, this battery-powered Italian model has between 350 and 600cu ft (10 to 17 cu mts) of space and an utmost load of 1,950 kg (4,300 lbs). It should be exciting to see if the recently added Super High Roof variation which is available for the ProMaster from 2023 will be accessible for the electric variant also.