2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck : Better Late Than Never

The 2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck is powered by cable, not future fully electric. This concept vehicle previews a new generation of Ram pickups, following in the footsteps of full-size EV vehicles like the Ford F-150 Lightning or Rivian R1T. Like its future EV rivals, the Ram 1500 Electric Truck retains a body-on-frame chassis with pinstriped LED lights that cover a small runway. The Ram 1500 Electric Truck promises plenty of passenger space, adjustable seats, and room for a third row.

2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck
2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck

It would initially be a pick-up truck, but we will see if it is produced. Ram wants its dual-motor all-wheel drive pickup to have a driving range maximum of 500 miles, and to be able to tow more than 10,000 pounds to compete with other gas-powered vehicles. Ram says that the idea they have incorporates an 800-volt design and DC fast charging speeds of up to 350 kW. This gives it the same capabilities as the GMC Hummer Electric Vehicle.

2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck Redesign

We’ve already discussed the styling of the Ram 1500 REV. That was back when the concept of Revolution was still fresh in our minds. Designers have this soak time, where they take the design and pin it in place. It is a simple concept: if you become familiar with a particular design, it will be easier to make a judgment. The Ram 1500 REV appears to be a handsome vehicle, even if it is conventional. It’s certainly not Avalanche-in-a-fun-house-mirror like the Chevrolet Silverado EV, but it’s a slightly more dramatic change from its gas-powered equivalent than the Ford F-150 Lightning. The daytime running light on the tuning forks is a cool optical illusion. The real headlights appear to be mounted on the fenders, while the area between the forks appears to be a fake lamp.

The Ram 1500 REV, unlike its dinosaur-burning counterpart, uses a bumper cover that is flush-fitted to the frame. This eliminates any gap between the bumper and the cab. The plastic bumper should bounce back from minor bumps. The plastic bumper cover on the 1500 REV should be sufficient in most situations, except if you’re going to hit a 70-mph raccoon. Although I would imagine that tightening the bumper gap does not create a huge aerodynamic benefit (although it might), every bit counts to get something as brick-shaped with a 0.34 Cd.

Ram has updated the rear appearance with hockey stick-shaped lights that flow onto the tailgate. This may not work on traditional trucks, but I think it will on the Ram 1500 REV. A power tailgate does appear on the list of options, but that mechanism must be installed somewhere and fastened securely.

The Ram 1500 REV is identical to the combustion engine model, except for the updated fascias and some new badging. It also has eight-lug wheels, which are a novelty. It’s comforting to see that Ram’s half-ton truck is the most attractive, tasteful, and confident of the current model cycle. I’m not saying that a more dramatic truck wouldn’t have been cool. But the target audience is more interested in a conventional truck. You don’t often see tradies drinking Cybertruck bong water.

Off-Road Cred

Ram 1500 REV offers all-terrain wheels as an option, and the rear-drive motor can be ordered with a locking differential. You’d expect this from a half-ton pickup. It’s less expected that the truck can cross water up to 24 inches deep, thanks in part to its standard air suspension but also its new powertrain.

This is not flood-rated but should be sufficient for small washes. [Editor’s note: In the Ram owner’s guide, the water fording limit is stated as “Always verify the depth of standing water before driving in it. Standing water deeper than the tire rims on your vehicle should never be driven through. There’s no low-range option, which is not surprising. However, electric motors provide instant torque at low speeds, making them a good alternative in most cases.

Interior

Gas-powered Rams have long had a luxurious interior, with materials of high quality that are superior to their competitors. We do not believe that the conversion to battery power will change that. The Ram 1500 is a fully-electric vehicle, which means that it does not have an engine or other heavy components. This will allow cowboys and contractors ingenious ways to increase storage.

2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck Interior
2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck Interior

The adjustable seats and storage compartments allow items up to 18 feet in length to fit into the trunk. Full-size trucks are easy to use and operate thanks to the motorized trunk, side steps, and rear tailgate.

Engine & Performance

Ram says that while it is too early to provide a complete breakdown of engine options or horsepower output, the 1500 Electric Truck will have all-wheel drive and motors at the front and rear of the vehicle. Ram also said that the new chassis of the truck is designed to accommodate larger batteries. This implies that there will be a range of versions, from the least expensive to the most expensive, with the goal being maximum power and range.

The Ram 1500 Electric Truck will outperform both the Ford F-150 Lightning and its maximum 580 horsepower. Ram 1500 Electric Truck will, at least the dual-motor model, have four-wheel steerage for tighter turning in outdoor parking lots or outdoors. The Ram 1500 Electric Truck will also have an adjustable air suspension, which can raise the truck to use it off-road and lower it for highway efficiency and easy loading.

Charger Range, Battery Life, and Capacity

Ram says that while we do not know the exact battery capacity and charging time for the Ram Electric Truck half-ton, the truck’s driving range will be up to 500 miles. This is 200 miles more than the current F-150 Lightning range estimate. Ram claims the concept electric vehicle can reach 100 miles in 10 minutes by using 800-volt DC rapid charging up to 350 kW.

2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck Specs
2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck Specs

2024 Ram 1500 Electric Truck Release Date & Price

Production of the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV is scheduled to begin in 2024. Please send us more information about the truck. This includes pricing, trim levels, and performance. Ram 1500 Electric Truck is going to compete against the Chevrolet Silverado EV and Ford F-150 Lightning. Rivian R1T and GMC Hummer EV Pickup will also be available when it goes on sale.

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