The Ram 1500 REV: Everything You Need to Know
Ram's electric pickup is on the way to challenge the Ford F-150 Lightning.
Ford is selling the F-150 Lightning. Chevy has already launched the Silverado EV. Ram plans to match and exceed them with a new pickup, the Ram 1500 REV, which the brand has said will "redefine the pickup segment." Ram revealed a "visionary road map" concept version of the truck at CES 2023. But a preview of the production truck during the Super Bowl looked far more conventional.
Here's what we know about the 2025 Ram 1500 REV electric pickup truck so far.
Ram CEO Mike Koval confirmed that the Ram 1500 REV's trim lineup will track with the combustion Ram 1500 and will include a top-of-the-line TRX trim that (hopefully) will rival the GMC Hummer EV SUT.
Ram has offered a few details about what the new truck will look like mechanically. They aren't too surprising. The concept runs on the new STLA Frame EV platform. It has dual electric motors front and rear offering AWD and an adjustable air suspension with ingress/egress, aero and off-road modes. It also has four-wheel steering for added maneuverability with up to 15 degrees of articulation.
Ram has confirmed that it will offer a gasoline range extender-equipped version of the 1500 REV.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept featured two features you don't typically find in pickup trucks: rear-hinged suicide doors that close together without a B-pillar and third-row jump seats mounted to the midgate. The concept's center console folded into a flat surface and was removable, creating a Bollinger-like pass through the vehicle to the frunk to accommodate objects up to 18-feet long.
The coach doors aren't making it to production; the revealed truck has conventional front-hinged rear doors. We haven't seen the full interior yet. But we'd bet the pass-through to the frunk is the most likely feature to make it.
Ram's concept reveal was short on specific numbers. But they claim the electric truck will lead the segment in the "areas customers care about the most," which they believe are range, towing, payload and charging time.
One number RAM did offer with the 1500 Revolution BEV concept is that the truck will have 800-volt fast-charging tech that should allow it to add up to 100 miles of range in 10 minutes on a 350 kW fast charger.
Ram showed off the "Ram Charger," an inductive robot charger (picture a Roomba attached to a power cable) that can automatically position itself under the vehicle to charge at off-peak hours. That could be a compelling option for folks who don't want to install a traditional Level 2 charger and remember to plug in. Though, as the photo shows, the Ram 1500 REV can still use a conventional home Level 2 charger.
Ram debuted the new truck during a 60-second Super Bowl ad about "premature electrification." A formal reveal in the coming months should shed more light on specs and pricing. Ram confirmed the 1500 REV will enter production in 2024 with deliveries starting in Q4 2024. Ram is currently accepting $100 deposits at RamREV.com.
Fancy new electric cars? Naturally-aspirated sports cars? We're here (and excited) to judge.