Ram Truck brand has confirmed that its first battery-electric pickup truck will be named the Ram 1500 REV. The announcement of the all-new Ram 1500 REV as the name of the brand’s first electric pickup truck marks the latest step in Ram’s electrification journey.
Ram, which is now owned by Stellantis, a global mobility player with 14 brands including Vauxhall, Peugeot, Fiat, Citroën and Jeep, originally unveiled this new electric vehicle (EV) at the Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January. The concept was dubbed the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept (see video below) so the name isn’t too different.
Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO at Stellantis, said: “At Ram, we started a revolution last year as we invited consumers along on the beginning of our electrification journey, gathering their feedback on exactly what they are looking for in an electric pickup truck.
“We look forward to delivering our first EV pickup – the all-new Ram 1500 REV – to those consumers next year. We are confident the Ram 1500 REV will push past the competition, offering what will be the leading combination of attributes customers care about the most: range, payload, towing and charge time.”
Production of the all-new Ram 1500 REV will begin next year. More information will be available on February 12 and the vehicle will be formally revealed to the public in the coming months.
Currently, Ram haven’t revealed the full of details of the new Ram 1500 REV but during the concept unveiling the company announced many features that we expect to see on the production model. This includes being built on new STLA Frame body-on-frame architecture designed specifically for full-size electric vehicles. This incorporates the battery pack efficiently with full underbody aero panels.
It will be powered by two electric drive modules (EDMs) and features all-wheel-drive capability and is expected to be able to add up to 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes with 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW.
The new Ram 1500 REV is expected to hit the roads in 2024. This is good news for pickup drivers who want to transition to zero emissions driving. The electric pickup space is expected to be competitive, especially in the US where the pickup is king. Ford has seen massive success with its F-150 Lightning electric truck since its launch in 2021 and has since doubled its production to meet demand.