Ram teased its all-electric 1500 Revolution BEV concept in a short unlisted video on YouTube ahead of its Jan. 5 unveiling at the 2023 CES show in Las Vegas.
The one-minute video features brief glimpses of clay models that hint at the concept’s exterior design.
We already have an idea of what the Ram 1500 Revolution will look like thanks to a series of previous teaser images showing it will have a dual domed roof and digital side mirrors.
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Ram has confirmed that the production version of the 1500 Revolution BEV will debut in 2024 and said it will “overtake” its competition in “areas that truck customers care about the most” — range, towing, payload and charge time.
This electric pickup will be Ram’s answer to the Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV, GMC Sierra EV, Rivian R1T and Tesla Cybertruck.
Exact details on this full electric pickup are scarce for now, but what we do know is that it will be built on Stellantis’ new STLA Frame body-on-frame architecture.
Ram has previously said vehicles on the STLA frame architecture will feature 159kW to 200kWh batteries and will offer a range of up to 800km.
The platform can also support electric motors ranging from 150kW to 330kW, which could mean 660kW dual-motor powertrains are on the menu.
In terms of competing rivals, the Ford F-150 Lightning offers up to 432 kW and 482 km claimed range, the GMC Hummer EV produces 745 kW and claimed 529 km range in Edition 1 and the Chevrolet Silverado EV offers up to 495 kW and 645 km of range.
As for the production vehicle’s chances of an Australian launch, a spokesman for local Ram dealer Ateco said in April that it was “working with our colleagues at Ram Trucks in the US and overseeing a range of vehicles that are suitable for the Australian market.” “.
In addition to the fully-fledged electric pickup, Ram is also planning a “mid-size” that will be closer in footprint to the Ford Ranger.
This will be based on the STLA Large architecture, which will also form the basis of the Jeep Recon and the Wagooner S, as well as the standard Dodge Charger Daytona SRT.
Ram has previously announced that it will offer electric vehicles (EVs) in most segments in which it competes by 2025, with a full range of electric models to be offered by 2030 at the latest.
The promise of a full lineup of electric vehicles by 2030 suggests that Ram is not only working on the mid-size and large electric pickups mentioned above, but also EV counterparts to the rest of its lineup.
In addition to the 1500, Ram also sells the heavier 2500 and 3500 pickups and the ProMaster, a revised version of the Fiat Ducato van. All of these vehicles are sold locally, although the Ducato retains its Fiat badging in Australia.
The Ducato is already available with electric drive in Europe, and Ram has confirmed that it will introduce it in North America in 2023.
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