Stellantis To Invest $200 Million Into Its Saltillo Van Assembly Plant

To Produce More Ram ProMaster BEV Models...

It appears that Stellantis is investing $200 million in its Saltillo Van Assembly Plant in Mexico to produce the new 2024 Ram ProMaster battery-electric van (BEV). The all-electric full-size van is expected to launch by the end of the year. Ram CEO, Mike Koval, Jr. made the announcement during the Chicago Auto Show to The Detroit News.

2023 Ram ProMaster 3500 Super-High Roof. (Ram).

The Ram ProMaster is already a popular vehicle for commercial operations, and the addition of an all-electric model is welcomed by companies such as Amazon and FedEx. It will be interesting to see how these electrified models will perform in the market and if they will meet the needs of both commercial and consumer customers.

2023 Ram ProMaster 3500 Super-High Roof. (Ram).

It’s interesting to know that Amazon has shown interest in purchasing “thousands” of ProMaster units as part of their agreement to work together with Stellantis on launching vehicles with Amazon’s software. The $200 million investment in the Saltillo Van Assembly Plant to produce the Ram ProMaster BEV is a significant commitment from Stellantis towards electrification and its production of EVs in North America. The investment will likely create jobs and have a positive impact on the local economy. 

2023 Ram ProMaster 1500. (Ram).

“The demand for that large van continues to be white-hot, both at retail, but also as well as in our fleet and our small business channels,” Koval said. “I have so many orders in excessive of my capacity right now that I can’t fulfill. I’m looking forward to a time when I can better meet that demand, and then, of course, help our dealers in the U.S. build up a little bit of stock.”

2023 Ram ProMaster 3500 Super-High Roof. (Ram).

We expect to see a finalized version of the Ram ProMaster BEV later this spring.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only the Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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