Merchants Fleet has entered an agreement to purchase 12,500 Ram ProMaster electric vans over the next several years.
"At Ram, we are laser-focused on offering our customers electrified solutions with disruptive, leading-edge, advanced technology that meets real-world demands, and we are thrilled Merchants Fleet recognizes our all-new ProMaster EV will do exactly that," said Mike Koval Jr., Ram Brand CEO – Stellantis. "Our all-new ProMaster EV is Ram's first EV offering in North America and an integral step in our electrification journey that will offer more efficient options to all of our customers."
The Ram ProMaster EV will be introduced later this year. It will be the first fully electric van offered in North America from the Ram brand and parent company Stellantis.
"We take great pride in our partnership with Stellantis, which plays a crucial role in our strategy to create an innovative EV ecosystem for our clients," said Brad Burgess, senior VP of fleet sales and strategic solutions at Merchants Fleet. "This collaboration allows us to provide our clients with exclusive access to EVs and a level of flexibility they simply can't get anywhere else."
The agreement with Merchants Fleet (No. 208 on the FleetOwner 500: Top Private Fleets of 2023) follows a previous announcement that Amazon will be the first commercial customer for the new Ram ProMaster EV. Stellantis and Amazon plan on putting thousands of ProMaster EVs on the road every year. Stellantis stated in its press release that it will have additional ProMaster EV commercial fleet customer announcements in the coming months.
Ram ProMaster EV is part of the Stellantis Dare Forward 2030 decarbonization plan. Ram recently introduced the all-new Ram 1500 REV battery-electric pickup, which arrives in 2024. Ram will offer electrified solutions in the majority of its segments by 2025 and in all of its segments no later than 2030. According to the release, Ram ProMaster EV is the first of 26 new electric commercial vehicles that will contribute to the company's goal of reaching a 40% zero-emission mix by the end of the decade.