The automotive industry has witnessed a significant shift towards electric vehicles, and the big three American automakers are taking notice. Among these is RAM, which has finally joined the electric pickup truck market with its RAM 1500 EV. RAM's proposal is a massive truck with a 168 kWh battery, which is equivalent to the battery size of six urban electric cars. The battery capacity is unmatched in the market, making the RAM 1500 EV a force to be reckoned with.
RAM's 1500 EV has a range of about 563 km per charge, but if range is a crucial factor for you, RAM has an option for a 229 kWh battery pack that could give you up to 500 miles per charge. Moreover, the REV XR version will offer an extended range with a combustion engine as a generator. It has a double motor configuration that can generate a combined power of 654 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque, making it an incredibly powerful vehicle. Its acceleration from 0-96 km/h will take just 4.4 seconds, making it faster than most electric vehicles in the market.
The RAM 1500 REV has an 800V electrical architecture, allowing it to recover 177 km of range in just 10 minutes, provided you have a powerful charger. It can also charge other electric vehicles and supply electricity to a home during blackouts. Additionally, it can power work tools, making it even more useful.
The RAM 1500 REV's towing capacity is unmatched, capable of dragging up to 6,350 kg and loading up to 1,225 kg. It has a ladder-type chassis that is perfect for pickup trucks and SUVs, making it stand out in a market where monocoque platforms are the norm. The truck has a four-wheel independent air suspension, making it easier to control body roll, and its height can be adjusted depending on the driving mode. RAM also boasts semi-autonomous driving capabilities, allowing the driver to take their hands off the wheel on certain roads, fully autonomous parking, and a series of assists that make it easier to maneuver with a trailer.
The RAM 1500 REV has an impressive interior with a digital instrument panel, an infotainment system, and a co-pilot screen. It is dressed in metal, carbon fiber, and genuine leather, giving it a premium look and feel. RAM has also announced a new version called "Tungsten" that will be placed at the premium level.
The RAM 1500 REV is the most aerodynamic pickup truck in the market, with a coefficient of drag of .340 cd. It can carry wheels from 20" to 22" and has a front trunk with a 425-liter capacity. The truck is expected to hit the streets in the last quarter of 2024.
The RAM 1500 REV is a game-changer for the electric pickup truck market, with unmatched power, capacity, and range. RAM has successfully combined electric power with the ruggedness and power of pickup trucks, making it an ideal vehicle for those who want both sustainability and capability. The RAM 1500 REV is not just another electric pickup truck; it's a revolution.