Today in Amsterdam, at an event called “Commercial Vehicles Ambition Day,” Stellantis made the announcement that it will be acquiring an impressive fleet of 12 electric vans of the second generation. These enhancements, which are part of the company’s Pro One program for commercial vehicles, bring a plethora of new features, including improved fuel economy, increased range, and cutting-edge technology.
The Citroen e-Berlingo, the Fiat Doblo, and the Opel/Vauxhall Combo will all receive updates in Europe, while the Ram ProMaster EV will make its debut in the North American market by the end of 2023. The Ram 1500 REV electric truck is scheduled to make its debut by the end of 2024, which is good news for those who have been yearning for a bit more muscle.
- Compact: 205 miles range – 31 miles more than its predecessor. The exact battery size remains a mystery for now.
- Mid-size: 224 miles range with a battery capacity swinging between 50-75 kWh.
- Large: 261 miles of range from a 110 kWh battery. Charging from 0-80% in under an hour courtesy of a 150-kilowatt fast charging rate.
Regenerative braking, a heat pump to accommodate those living in colder climates, swanky gauge clusters, top-notch infotainment screens, and Level 2 driver assistance features are available for the large vans. Additional perks include these features. You can anticipate adaptive cruise control that comes equipped with a stop-and-go function, lane centering, and traffic jam assist.
By the middle of 2024, some mid-size vans will have hydrogen fuel-cell technology as the cherry on top. These will have a range of up to 249 miles at their maximum capacity. With a staggering range of 311 miles, even large vans like the Vauxhall Movano can keep up with the competition. The most exciting part? It won’t take more than five minutes to replenish them.
Stellantis even hinted at the development of a new delivery van concept that was strikingly similar to the Rivian Amazon EDV, particularly in terms of its rear door that could roll up. However, they were cagey about the brand under which it would be sold and provided no further details. Get ready to rev your engines, rumor mills!