Ram is throwing down its own gauntlet in the electric pickup truck wars. Stellantis executives confirmed today that Ram will offer an electric 1500 pickup in 2024 while also dropping hints that it plans to build the long-promised Ram midsize pickup truck. Additionally, the automaker shared that Jeep will offer more 4xe (Jeep-speak for hybrid) versions and every Jeep segment will get a battery electric model by 2025.
The electric Ram 1500 will surpass the competition, Ram’s chief executive officer Mike Koval said, referring to the Ford F-150 Lightning and the 2022 GMC Hummer EV. And while the Lightning looks very much like a conventional F-150, and the Hummer is a modern take on a GMC, the teaser image of the electric Ram is very futuristic.
The Ram 1500 EV will have a range of about 500 miles with battery packs offering 159-200 kilowatt-hours. It will be capable of fast-charging, a quick 0-60 time, and comes with boasts its tech will surpass its rivals.
The electric truck will be built on the new STLA Frame platform, one of four battery electric vehicle platforms that will underpin the electric vehicles Stellantis plans to build for all 14 of its brands. Stellantis was created by merging Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the PSA Group.
By 2025, all vehicles in the Ram lineup will have some degree of electrification, Koval told investors during an event to outline the future EV plans of Stellantis. Ram also has a medium-sized fuel cell commercial van coming later this year.
Chief design officer Ralph Gilles, said a Ram midsize truck is in the works, too. It’s one of eight new vehicles coming in the next three to five years.
The company’s presentation also teased the REPB, which is claimed to be a “range electric paradigm breaker” and could be the new midsize pickup.
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