RAM has revealed more specifications for the upcoming RAM 1500 REV electric truck, and the company claims the truck will be “class-shattering.”
As a significant player in the American truck market and a sizable portion of the “Big Three” American automakers, many have been anxious to see what the RAM’s first electric truck would look like and how it would perform. Today, the company outlined those exact details by revealing a laundry list of specifications for the upcoming RAM 1500 REV.
It’s clear that the RAM 1500 REV has taken aim at the current segment leader, the Ford F-150 Lightning, and has brought the specs to do battle with its Blue Oval competitor. Most notably, the RAM 1500 REV will have an incredible 500 miles of max range, thanks to an incredibly large 229kWh battery. Though it should be noted the truck will also have a standard range option, equipped with a still gargantuan 168kWh battery, capable of 350 miles of range.
“The all-electric Ram 1500 REV is a monumental milestone on our continued journey to offer the industry’s best-electrified solutions and further fortifies our award-winning lineup,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO. “We believe in bringing the right range of powertrain solutions to our customers and will continue to redefine the pickup truck segment. Our all-new Ram 1500 REV pushes past the competition in areas customers care about most, including range, towing, payload, and charge time.”
Outside these insane range specifications, RAM promises massive payload and towing, 2,700 pounds and 14,000 pounds, respectively. These numbers are possible thanks to impressive performance capabilities, including 654 horsepower, 620 pound-feet of torque, a 4.4 second 0-60mph time, and even two feet of water fording.
Further aiming to dethrone the current market leader, RAM has doubled down on the charging capabilities of the F-150 Lightning, supporting not only vehicle-to-load and vehicle-to-home but also vehicle-to-grid, much like systems currently offered by battery storage systems from Tesla.
The final major upgrade from the Ford offering is the inclusion of 800-volt architecture, which can allow for the truck to achieve higher efficiency, which it will most certainly need thanks to the planet-sized batteries it will be carrying. The RAM 1500 REV supports charging up to 350kW, which RAM says is enough to give a driver 110 miles of range in roughly 10 minutes.
The RAM 1500 REV is expected to go on sale by the end of 2024, but it remains unclear if it will be a market-leading vehicle by then. While RAM has benefitted from entering the market later than its competition in the United States, allowing it to beat the competition on specifications, that is becoming increasingly difficult. RAM will not only be battling with Ford and Rivian but also Tesla’s Cybertruck (coming later this year) and two GM offerings; the Chevy Silverado EV and GMC Sierra EV. Only time will tell how well the upcoming Big Horn truck will compete with its American counterparts.
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