The Ram 1500 EV is still slated for production in 2024.
Stellantis gave a few previews of its electric future as part of its “Dare Forward 2030” long-term plan, presented Tuesday morning. Part of that overarching theme, as you’d expect, is the automaker’s launch of the Ram 1500 EV. We haven’t yet gotten fully fleshed out details on what Ram’s answer to the Ford F-150 Lightning, and Chevy Silverado EV will be just yet, but today’s teasers give us a (somewhat) better idea of what it will look like.
The “Ram Revolution”, as Stellantis teased it a few weeks ago, includes larger LED running lights at the front, converging toward the center of the truck’s front end and a restyled Ram logo. Like its rivals, the Ram 1500 EV looks more aerodynamically styled at the front, from the fairly sharp hoodline to the raked back A-pillars. The side profile still looks deliberately concept-like, so we may see some more practical changes when we see the production model’s cab design.
This time around, the Ram 1500 EV shows more of its hand around the back. The taillights look especially interesting, with another illuminated Ram badge and thin LEDs moving out from the center, then taking a 90-degree downward turn. The contrast in these renderings suggest fairly wide fender flares, though it’s tough to judge how large the wheel and tire package will be with this electric truck compared to what we’re used to.
More information to come
At the moment, we still don’t have any more technical information to share on the Ram 1500 EV. We did see its chassis in early February, and know that the automaker will build it on Stellantis’ “STLA Frame” platform. That means we’ll likely see a battery pack somewhere in the 159 to 200 kWh area, with a potential range up to 500 miles. Again, that is a preliminary figure, so take that with a grain of salt.
A plug-in hybrid model should join the electric version in 2024, though how much power, torque, payload and towing capability we’ll see out of either version remains to be seen. This is just the start of Ram’s electric evolution, as the company will also revamp its commercial ProMaster lineup — and how Ram approaches electrification its heavy duty lineup will be a development worth watching.
As part of its forward-looking strategy, Stellantis aims to have a full portfolio of battery-electric vehicles by 2030, with a goal to be entirely carbon neutral by 2038.