General Motors’ crosstown rival, Stellantis, is partnering with e-commerce / technology giant Amazon for new software solutions and development of the automaker’s latest digital features, as well as training of the Stellantis workforce and the latest development tools. Additionally, Stellantis has announced that Amazon will be the first commercial customer for the new Ram ProMaster all-electric delivery vehicle, set to launch in 2023. The Ram ProMaster all-electric vehicle will rival BrightDrop.
For the moment, no pictures of the Ram ProMaster EV delivery vehicle are available. However, the Ram ProMaster will be based on the newly redesigned Fiat E-Ducato, as featured in these images. To note, the current ProMaster is based on the previous-generation Ducato, while the E-Ducato is the new-generation vehicle that was introduced in Europe last year.
Stellantis has provided Amazon with tens of thousands of light commercial vehicles since 2018, including the internal-combustion powered Ram ProMaster, Fiat Ducato, as well as Peugeot and Citroën light commercial vehicles. Now, as Amazon pursues its goal of attaining net-zero carbon by 2040, it will be the first commercial customer of the upcoming Ram ProMaster battery electric vehicle (BEV).
The new Ram ProMaster BEV was developed with input from Amazon, and is designed for last-mile deliveries. When it launches, it will run routes throughout the U.S., with thousands of units of the Ram ProMaster BEV set to deploy annually.
Last year, at the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), General Motors unveiled the BrightDrop EV600, an all-electric light commercial vehicle that will rival the new Ram ProMaster BEV. The BrightDrop EV600 is equipped with GM’s Ultium battery technology and Ultium electric drive motor technology, and offers an estimated range of 250 miles per charge, as well as more than 600 cubic feet of of cargo room.
The first units of the BrightDrop EV600 have already been delivered.