The revolutionary Ram 1500 BEV concept, Ram’s electric pickup truck

The revolutionary Ram 1500 BEV concept, Ram’s electric pickup truck

Stellantis chose Las Vegas CES introducing an electric version of its popular full-size pickup truck. of Ram 1500 Revolution BEV however, it will not be a production version, but a concept car that will give an impression of the future competitor of the Ford F-150 Electric which is already sold, Rivian R1Tof GMC Hummer EVof Sierra EV and Chevrolet Silverado EV which will come soon.

of Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept it’s Ram’s first look on the road to electrify; indicates Stellantis’ commitment to enter the electric vehicle segment. The manufacturer announces that he wants to give first Ram 1500 electric in 2024.

“The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept is our clearest sign yet that we’re about to enter something incredible at Ram and it’s a direct reflection of where we’re headed on our electric journey,” said Mike Koval Jr., CEO of the Ram – Stellantis brand. “At Ram, we’ve redefined what pickup trucks can be and we’re going to do it again by beating the competition by bringing an electric pickup truck to market.

Ram’s new LED logo

In terms of design, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept has a more modern style, but the designers did not want to make the car too different. They wanted to make a car with an attractive design, but which remains in the style of Ram. The front grille receives a refreshed Ram badge, updated to reflect Ram’s new face. The doors are designed to recreate the effect of a large living room when opened. Note the absence of the B pillar, which adds to the effect of grandeur. The off-road capable Ram 1500 Revolution BEV features underbody skid plates and retractable hitches. It rides on 24-inch rims with 35-inch tires mounted on them.

Like the Ford F-150 Electric, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept has a large front trunk that takes up the space normally devoted to the engine. Side mirrors are small and increase aerodynamics, they use digital cameras to reproduce the environment of the car. The charging port, tailgate and running boards are also electric and automatically deployed when needed. Ramboxes are back, adding convenience to payments.

Larger cabin than the production model

Ram wanted to keep the interior of the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept not only for its technology, but also for the space on board. It benefits from a four-inch longer cabin, which increases space on board and passenger comfort while allowing the same body height to be maintained.

The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept also has an interesting innovation called the one-space environment. It benefits from continuous space from front to back allowing for different interior configurations. It is even possible to transport items up to 18 feet in length, from the box to the front via the included access. Additionally, the bulkhead window between the body and the “center gate” cabin includes third-row jump-type seats with a retractable bottom.

All-wheel drive with two electric motors

In technical terms, few details are known since it is a concept car, but, according to Stellantis, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept benefits from all-wheel drive made up of a pair of electric motors, one at a time. forward, and another aft, which increases space on board. The car will be able to carry engines of different power to finally make it a high performance model.

No information is given about battery capacity and range. We know that the car will benefit from an 800 volts design and a charging capacity of 350 kilowatts, which allows to recover approximately 160 kilometers of autonomy in 10 minutes.

Ram is also unveiling an interesting charging technology as part of CES, an induction charging robot that will detect your arrival and automatically place itself under the car at an agreed upon or scheduled time for better energy efficiency.

RPM test

The race to power full-size cars has officially begun with Ford currently in the lead. GM has made its intentions clear, while Toyota still doesn’t believe electric cars are the only long-term solution. Stellantis will make the jump in a few years, it remains to be seen if the order established by gasoline-powered vans for years will hold, or if the new day will take the opportunity to shake up the order.