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Maxwell Vehicles retrofits RAM ProMaster vans with plugin powertrains

first_imgSource: Electric Vehicles Magazine Source: Maxwell Vehicles What does a PHEV become when it grows up? And do we need yetanother electrified-vehicle acronym? Technically, a hybrid with a plug is aPHEV, but some argue that a vehicle with a substantial electric range is adifferent animal. Chevy called its Volt an EREV, and Seattle-based startupMaxwell Vehicles is calling its plug-in cargo van conversion an RHEV (range-extendedhybrid electric van).Maxwell’s RHEV is a Dodge RAM ProMaster upfitted with a PHEVpowertrain manufactured by GM (thus it’s a hybrid in more ways than one). Itsports an 18 kWh battery pack and a 120 kW electric transaxle, and delivers 40 milesof electric range.Maxwell sells built-to-order RHEVs, which can be made from new or refurbished ProMasters. The company also converts customers’ existing vans. Conversions start at $32,990, and new RHEVs start at $46,990.last_img read more

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