FCA confirms that the new electric Fiat eDucato commercial vans will begin production by the end of this year. There are tow battery options and a variety of configurations. If Europe is getting this battery electric van, does it mean the U.S. will get an electric Ram ProMaster? We will have to wait and see.
FCA’s recent Q2 2020 financial report document shows that the eDucato van will start production in Q4 or this year. The van can be equipped with either a 47 kWh or a 79 kWh battery packs. The driving range is quoted at 137 miles for the smaller battery to 225 miles with the larger battery pack. 50kW direct current fast charging is available. Fast charger is said to bring the battery up to 80% charge in 50 minutes for small pack and 1 hour 25 minutes for the large one.
The eDucato comes equipped with unique gauges that also shows regenerative braking status. The monitor also total energy used by motor, air conditioning system, and more. This is still a front wheel drive van. The battery packs are located in the floor of the van.
Ford has already announced that their planning to sell an all-electric 2022 Transit van. Other companies, such as Rivian, are also planning to produce electrified commercial vehicles. Will FCA transfer the technology to the Ram ProMaster van lineup for the United States. It makes sense from a competitive point of view, but we do not have any official word about this.
FCA is launching a plug-in electric Jeep Wrangler 4Xe in Q4 of 2020 as well. The eDucato is also joined by a new all-electric Fiat 500e, Jeep Renegade 4Xe, and Jeep Compass 4Xe plug-ins.
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