e-PTO (power even when the van is off) and geofencing


e-PTO, Electric Power Take Off, lets contracts use the internal 400V battery (the traction battery normally used for forward motion) to run their equipment. It can be set for up to 17 minutes of power when the vehicles is off, e.g. to run refrigeration gear, or can provide longer-term power while the vehicle is on. A similar idea was used on the Ram Contractor concept many years ago, but the Contractor never saw production.

17 minutes EPTO

Geofencing and other connected services are being added in business packages; geofencing allows fleet managers to stop vehicles from operating outside of a defined zone, e.g. to prevent theft or personal use.

The features are likely to come to standard Rams, again as options, as well as to other vehicles.

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