Ram recently showed off their newest electric truck during the New York car show this week. This year in February, there was a commercial about the truck that gave us a sneak peek of its design. Now, we can confirm all the details about the cool new electric truck!
In 2024, the Ram 1500 REV will be available for purchase. It’s said to provide more range than other cars – up to 500 miles! You’ll get this great distance if you go with the 229-kwh battery. But even buying the standard 168-kwh one gives you a decent 350 miles of range.
The Ram is able to carry heavier loads than other trucks, with a maximum of 14,000 pounds for towing and up to 2,700 pounds for payloads. In comparison, the Ford F-150 Lightning and the upcoming Chevrolet Silverado EV can only handle 10,000 pounds when it comes to towing and no more than 2,000 pounds in the way of payloads.
The new car can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds and is capable of driving through 24 inches of water. It only has one electric engine that provides 654 horsepower and 620 lb-ft torque, with all-wheel drive capability.
Each motor has a module containing both its transmission and inverter. This can be disconnected from the front axle to improve efficiency when needed, or connected with an electronic-locking differential at the back. You can also use one pedal when activating full energy regeneration mode.
Ram is creating a special version of the 1500 REV (called the 1500 REV XR) that comes with an even bigger range. The extra range will come from a combustion engine, which charges up the battery while you’re driving.
The new Ram 1500 REV has a DC fast charging system that can give you an extra 110 miles of range in only 10 minutes. Plus, you’ll be able to power your work site, charge another electric vehicle (EV), and even use it as a backup generator for your home during a power outage. The truck also comes with two panels to give you even more electricity: the bed provides up to 7.2 kW and the “frunk” (rear trunk) gives you up to 3.6 kW . And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also 15 cubic feet of storage space in the frunk! You’ll also find extra storage on either side of the truck bed, thanks to Ram Box fitted by Ram themselves.
The 1500 REV is special because it runs on a platform called the STLA Frame. This platform was made just for vehicles like pickup trucks, big SUVs, and delivery vans and is one of four different designs that Ram’s parent company Stellantis will use for their electric cars in the future.
The STLA Frame platform has a steel frame that is much bigger in the middle than normal truck frames so that it can fit two batteries. There’s also a long panel at its bottom which helps reduce air drag against it, making the 1500 REV’s 0.34 coefficient of drag the lowest amongst all other trucks.
The platform has super cool features like an independent rear suspension and adjustable air suspension on front and rear wheels. The adjustable air suspension is attached by default and it has five different settings – entry/exit, aero, normal, off-road 1 and off-road 2.
Ram is making a mid-sized electric truck that looks similar to the striking 1500 REV Concept from 2023 CES, especially in the design of the lights at each end. But otherwise, it won’t look like the regular internal combustion engine 1500 truck.
Ram is taking bookings for the 1500 REV, but they haven’t released how much it will cost yet. The car has four options – Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie and Limited. Plus, there’s a new Tungsten option too.
The Tungsten grade is the top option you can get. It has some cool features like a power tailgate, metal decoration inside the car, heated and cooled front seats that move 24 different ways, a 23-speaker sound system from Klipsch, and suede on the ceiling, side pillars and visors. You can even get carbon-fiber accents to make your car even more awesome.
The 1500 REV can have lots of awesome features that make it really cool. These include a digital instrument cluster you can see on the front dashboard, a bigger infotainment screen for games and music, and a smaller screen to show maps and other stuff to the passenger sitting at the front. It also has a full digital rearview mirror and an amazing head-up display. And don’t forget about the coolest feature of all – you can use your phone as the key to open, lock and start this car!
Ram has discovered a feature that allows the truck to drive itself on highways – it will stay in its lane and adjust its speed based on other cars.