The EV industry is close to receiving one of its most eagerly awaited promises: the Ram 1500 REV. This truck represents the first-ever light-duty electric vehicle from Ram, and it is set to make waves in the market when it is released at the end of 2024, although there is a possibility that it could be delayed until 2025. In other words, the Ram 1500 REV is a highly anticipated release that is generating a great deal of excitement around the world of EVs. Ram is a well-known brand that has a reputation for building powerful, imposing vehicles that are designed to tackle tough jobs and handle rough terrain with ease. With the introduction of the Ram 1500 REV, the company is set to push the boundaries of what is possible in the electric truck market.
In many ways, this truck is expected to be a game-changer, with features and capabilities that will set it apart from the competition. While details about the Ram 1500 REV are still scarce, there is no doubt that it will be a highly advanced vehicle with cutting-edge technology and impressive performance. With its release, Ram will be taking on other major players in the electric truck market, such as Tesla and Ford, and the competition is sure to be fierce.
1 The 1500 REV Offers An Impressive Range
The Ram 1500 REV is set to be an impressive vehicle in terms of its range and battery capabilities. This model will be available with two different battery sizes: a relatively small 168.0-kWh battery that offers an estimated range of 350 Miles, and a larger 229.0-kWh battery that should be able to achieve around 500 Miles. These are highly competitive figures for a pickup truck in the current market and are on par with some of Tesla's vehicles. However, it remains to be seen if these figures will remain as impressive in 2025, as the electric truck market continues to evolve rapidly. Ford and Rivian, for example, will have more experience in the electric pickup truck segment by then and may have even more advanced technology at their disposal.
2 Towing Capacity Better Than Its Rivals
The towing and payload capacity of the Ram 1500 REV may impress you: with a maximum towing capacity of 14,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 2,700 pounds, this truck is highly capable when it comes to handling heavy loads. These numbers position the Ram 1500 REV very well in this niche, especially when compared to the Ford Lightning, which has a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds and a maximum payload capacity of 2,000 pounds. Of course, these are maximum capacities, and ideal conditions would need to be present to achieve these numbers. Nevertheless, if these figures are confirmed, the Ram 1500 REV will be a serious competitor. The power and capability of this vehicle are crucial for maintaining the brand's reputation for producing powerful trucks that can handle tough jobs with ease.
3 The Incredible Frunk Of The Ram 1500 REV
The Ram 1500 REV is not only a powerful electric pickup truck, but it also comes with innovative features, such as its frunk. This frunk serves a dual purpose as it provides up to 3.6 kW of onboard power while also offering 15 cubic feet of storage space. This is an impressive number for a frunk and makes it a valuable addition to the vehicle. Ram has taken advantage of the space that was once occupied by conventional engines and has given the frunk a practical use. While they could have reduced the size of the frunk to make the vehicle more compact, they chose to maintain the identity of the Ram and keep the frunk at a size that allows it to be useful.
4 Seven Levels Of Perfection
The Ram 1500 REV will offer an unprecedented level of customization to potential buyers, thanks to its impressive number of trim levels. While it's not yet clear what each model will entail, there will be seven versions available: Tradesman, Big Horn, Laramie, Rebel, Long Horn, Limited, and Tungsten. Indeed, there will only be two battery sizes available, but the different models will likely vary in luxury features and design details, rather than technical specs like power output. The variety of trim levels ensures that you can choose a Ram that fits your specific needs, with the appropriate level of luxury for your budget. Whether you're looking for a workhorse truck or a more upscale option, the Ram 1500 REV promises to have something for everyone.
5 Price Is One Of Its Weaknesses
The price of the Ram 1500 REV may be one of its weak points. It’s fair to say that it is not excessively expensive considering its features, but it may face difficulties in a market that is constantly trying to lower the prices of electric vehicles. The estimated starting price for the Tradesman model, the cheapest option, is around $58,000. From there, prices go up to $85,000 for the most expensive model, the Tungsten. In comparison, the Ford F-150 Lightning has a starting price of over $59,000, so the Ram 1500 REV could compete well in that regard. Nonetheless, it's not the same story with the Chevy Silverado EV, which is estimated to start at $42,000, or with the Tesla Cybertruck which will cost around $40,000.
6 Ultimate Power Machine: 654 Horsepower
The performance of the Ram 1500 REV is expected to be quite impressive, certainly among the best that can be achieved (even by 2025). With two battery sizes available, the smaller battery is estimated to deliver 654 Horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque. This power will allow for an acceleration time from 0 to 60 MPH of around 4.4 seconds, which is incredibly fast for a pickup truck. However, it's still unclear how the larger battery will affect the truck's performance, as additional weight may result in a slight loss of power. Nonetheless, the Ram 1500 REV's impressive acceleration time and horsepower make it a serious contender in the electric pickup truck market and this could at least partially compensate for the price difference noted above.
7 Ram Maintains Its Identity, Even In The Electric World
The interior of the Ram 1500 REV will maintain the brand's traditional style and high-quality materials, despite the transition to electric power. While the system may change due to the electric powertrain, Ram's identity will remain intact, and it will be easily recognizable. The brand values the quality of its materials, and this is unlikely to change in the electric version (however, one significant difference will be the absence of engine noise). Nevertheless, getting inside a Ram 1500 REV will likely feel similar to getting inside a conventional Ram, at least visually. It is expected that the interior will be spacious and comfortable, with high-end features and advanced technologies, such as a large infotainment screen, wireless charging, and advanced safety features. The brand also justifies the relatively high price of the truck in this respect
8 State-of-the-Art Technology
The Ram 1500 REV is a truck designed for the future in terms of technology. It boasts a full-color 14.5-inch touchscreen, which is user-friendly and easy to navigate. Additionally, it features an available 12.3-inch cluster display that shows important information such as speed, battery levels, and other performance metrics. The vehicle also offers entertainment options for front passengers with an available 10.25-inch touchscreen. On the other hand, the Ram 1500 REV is also comfortable, with available 24-way power front seats with memory and massage features. The available 23-speaker Klipsch Premium Audio System with a high-performing 12-inch subwoofer powered by a 24-channel 1,228-watt amplifier, creates a top-notch audio experience. These features make the Ram 1500 REV one of the most luxurious pickup trucks on the market, no doubt about that.
9 Respectable Charging Speed
The charging speed of the Ram 1500 REV is impressive, as it comes equipped to handle three different levels of charging. The truck is compatible with Level I, and available Level II and Level III chargers, which means that it can be charged quickly and efficiently. In fact, it is capable of charging 110 Miles in just 10 minutes, which is quite surprising. Moreover, the Ram 1500 REV can also be used as a source of energy, allowing users to power up speakers and devices during tailgates or on the job using the outlets. And, if another vehicle is in need, this truck can provide a boost of power to help. This feature is made possible by the 800-volt architecture in the truck, which allows for DC fast charging of up to 350.0 kWh.
10 Breathtaking Exterior Design
Ram 1500 REV's exterior design showcases the brand's signature quality and unique style. The truck boasts LED headlamps that project a sharp beam of light, creating a signature lightning effect. The grille design features an illuminated Ram badge, which adds to the truck's unique and recognizable appearance. The full front fascia and lower grille surround are designed with the strength and durability of the new STLA chassis platform, ensuring that the Ram 1500 REV can handle any challenge it may face on the road. The truck's charging port is conveniently located at the front of the vehicle and can be accessed through a quick-release support system. Besides, the charging port is housed in a weather-resistant casing that can be locked with a key, providing an added layer of security.