The production version of the Ram 1500 REV electric pickup is available, and it appears quite different from the striking EV concept truck that was displayed earlier this month. Similar to its predecessor, the Ford F-150 Lightning, the electric Ram’s design is similar to the gas-powered truck’s, however, it has futuristic taillights, headlights, and distinctive wheels.
2024 Ram 1500 REV Review
Apart from its modern both rear and front end The 1500 REV’s style is similar to model of the Ram pickup’s. The model features a body with a crew-cab design and shorter bed size, however, Ram hasn’t said yet whether it’s going to offer alternative variants. The similar body is an entirely different platform since the REV is built on a brand new technology known as STLA Frame, which is specifically designed for body-on-frame electric vehicles. Ram has also announced that a range-extension version that has a gasoline engine is planned for. Based on the standard appearance of the production truck, we’re not anticipating to see some of the design’s extravagant options, such as the third-row jump seats, however, there’s the possibility of a frunk.
Ram will show the REV in the Super Bowl commercial tonight and is launching the website RamREV.com for customers to book an appointment. If you pay a $100 deposit, you will be enrolled into an REV Insider program, which is a member-only membership. Insider+. Ram has also stated that it will provide initial information about the truck in the rollout. So we could see more information on its capacity, power output, size of the battery and estimates of range.
Manufacturing of the Ram 1500 REV won’t start until the end of next year, so there will be plenty of time for us to find out all we can about this electric vehicle’s specifications and features prior to when the truck is available to customers in 2024. Ford sells its F-150 Lightning. Chevy has already introduced its Silverado EV. Ram is planning to match or even exceed them by launching the new model, that of the Ram 1500 REV, which is said by the company to “redefine the pickup segment.” Ram has revealed the “visionary road map” concept version of the truck during CES 2023. But the first glimpse of the truck that was on display during the Super Bowl looked far more traditional.
Ram President Mike Koval confirmed that the Ram 1500 REV’s trim line-up will be based on it the engine-powered Ram 1500 as well. It will feature a top-of-the-line TRX trim which (hopefully) will be able to compete with it with the GMC Hummer EV SUT. Ram has provided some information about the next truck will look like mechanically. These aren’t too shocking. The design is based on the STLA Frame EV technology. It features two electric motors in the rear and front with AWD with an adjustable suspension, with aero, ingress as well as off-road mode. It also comes with four-wheel steering to improve mobility that can reach 15 degrees of articulated.
Its Ram 1500 REV concept included two unique features that you won’t normally see in pickups rear-hinged suicide doors that can be closed without a B-pillar , and third-row jump seats that were attached on the middlegate. The center console of the concept was folded into a flat area and was movable, allowing for an evocative Bollinger-like path through the vehicle that connects to the rear of the truck to fit objects that were up to 18 feet long.
The coach doors haven’t made the cut to the production line; however, the shown truck features conventional rear doors that hinge from the front. We haven’t yet seen the complete interior of the vehicle yet. We’d guess that the passage-through feature to it is most likely to be the first component to come into it. Ram’s concept unveil was a bit short on specifics. However, they say the electric vehicle will be leading the pack in “areas customers care about the most,” which they believe to be towing, range, payload as well as charging times.
One thing RAM did provide in its 1500 REV concept was it will be equipped with 800 volt fast-charging technology that will allow it to reach 100 miles worth of distance in just 10 minutes with 350 kW fast charger. Ram displayed its “Ram Charger,” an inductive robot charger (picture of a Roomba connected to the power cable) that is able to automatically place it under the vehicle in order to charge in off-peak times. It could be a great alternative for those who do not want to install the traditional Level 2 charger, and who forget to plug it in. However, as the picture illustrates that this model Ram 1500 REV can still make use of a traditional household Level 2 charging device.
2024 Ram 1500 REV Release Date
Ram unveiled the new model in a 60 second Super Bowl ad about “premature electrification.” A formal announcement expected in the coming months could provide more details on the specs and pricing. Ram confirmed that the 1500 REV will be in production in 2024, with delivery beginning in Q4 2024.
As you wait for the the final details, including price, Ram says you can visit RamREV.com and make an order now for the truck with a $100 refundable deposit. Delivery is expected to begin in 2024. We’re hoping to see more of the final REV this year, which includes the interior, and whether or not the concept’s coolest innovations, like the full-length cargo pass-through feature 3rd-row seating, as well as a power-folding midgates–are actually made for potential buyers. In its first TV commercial to promote its REV, Ram promises “range-lengthening technology to come later,” an apparent reference to what’s expected to be an onboard range extender, which is likely to be some kind of gas-powered generator that gives the truck an extended driving range over its rivals. But, it appears that the truck could be launched without this distinctive feature.
We can’t tell from these photos, but we sure hope at least some of the show truck’s advances reach dealerships–especially given how the REV’s conventional looks could use some backup. As of now, Ram appears to be only late to the electric pickup event, rather than being stylishly so.