The Stellantis Alliance has released images of the Ram 1500 REV electric pickup truck, which will not go on sale until late 2024. The novelty can hardly be called a battery analog of the Ram 1500, because minus the design of the front and rear lights, as well as the charging connector and aerodynamic wheels, the exterior of the cars is identical.
Cars will be produced at one plant in Michigan, so the unification will allow the alliance to reduce costs. So there are no major innovations in the cabin either – except that the front passenger has his own touchscreen to control the multimedia system.
But in technical terms, if not a breakthrough, then a serious bid for a leading position in the class is promised. The STLA Frame platform operates at 800 volts and claims 350 kW of charging power from “fast” DC terminals. Of course, in addition to a full-fledged cargo compartment, the electric pickup will also offer a front trunk.
It is also known that the pickup truck will have two electric motors (one on each axle), but their characteristics – as well as the characteristics of the traction battery located inside the frame – are not disclosed by Stellantis representatives. Earlier it was reported that the Ram 1500 REV will also be offered in a hybrid version, with a gasoline engine as a generator to recharge the battery.
At one of the presentations, representatives of Stellantis stated that in terms of range (800 km), charging time and maximum towing weight, the new Ram 1500 REV will surpass the competition. Probably, the main reference point for engineers will be Tesla Cybertruck, which can carry trailers weighing up to 14 thousand pounds (6350 kg). The dynamics will also match, but you should not expect records from Ram here: the four-engine Rivian R1T is gaining 60 mph in 3.3 seconds, but Stellantis has not yet developed such power plants.