Earlier this year at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show, Ram debuted the Revolution BEV Concept, giving us a sneak peak at Ram’s electric future. Although it was a concept, there was a lot we loved about it and we do still expect many of its elements to make its way to production. We won’t have to wait too much longer to see what that’s going to look like, as Ram has not only confirmed the name of its first electric pickup, but also says the vehicle will be formally revealed to the public in the coming months.
The big announcement today at the 2023 Chicago Auto Show is that the electric pickup will be called the Ram 1500 REV. The American automaker also confirmed that production will begin next year and more information will be revealed later this week.
Look for the Ram 1500 REV to ride on a body-on-frame platform called STLA Frame, and have an 800-volt architecture — which means the potential of charging at up to 350 kW if all goes as planned. At CES, Ram did say the pickup will get 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes. Full driving range estimates probably won’t be announced until later this year when the truck gets closer to production, but we speculate that it’ll deliver around a 300-mile range with a battery pack around 150 kWh.
What we do know is that the Ram 1500 REV will come with all-wheel drive, with an electric motor up front and one at the rear. As for all the awesome design elements found on the concept, we’ll have to wait to see what makes it to production. We did however, recently interviewed the concept’s chief interior designer, Ryan Nagode. You can watch that interview here.
“At Ram, we started a revolution last year as we invited consumers along on the beginning of our electrification journey, gathering their feedback on exactly what they are looking for in an electric pickup truck,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “We look forward to delivering our first EV pickup – the all-new Ram 1500 REV – to those consumers next year. We are confident the Ram 1500 REV will push past the competition, offering what will be the leading combination of attributes customers care about the most: range, payload, towing and charge time.”