2025 Ram 1500 REV Promises 500-Mile Max Range, Hands-Free Driving

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Competes with: Chevrolet Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning, Rivian R1T

Looks Like: The gas-powered Ram 1500 with a few features carried over from the Revolution BEV Concept

Powertrains: Estimated 654-horsepower dual electric motors with 168-kilowatt-hour (standard range) or 229-kWh (long range) battery pack; all-wheel drive

Hits dealerships: Late 2024

At the 2023 New York International Auto Show, Ram has dished out some key specs for its 2025 1500 REV all-electric pickup truck. The brand has announced the EV’s targeted range, horsepower, towing and payload capacities, and more details about the new tech and safety features shoppers can expect. While it may be late to the EV game with an expected arrival of late 2024, the 1500 REV should give competitors like the Chevrolet Silverado EV, Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T a run for their money.

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Familiar Looks, Tungsten Trim Debuts

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In the same vein as the F-150 Lightning, the 1500 REV’s styling stays true to its gas-powered counterpart. Apart from a unique front end that carries over the “tuning fork” LED headlights and illuminated Ram badge from the Revolution BEV Concept, the electrified rig should be instantly recognizable to Ram aficionados.

Ram also introduces a new range-topping trim level for the pickup: Dubbed the Tungsten, the new trim is named after the rare high-strength metal, according to the brand. The Tungsten gets an all-new power tailgate, trim-specific badging and an interior featuring quilted leather seats, platinum-patina metal accents and a suede-wrapped headliner. A 23-speaker premium Klipsch audio system also comes standard.

Along with the familiar RamBox lockable bed storage available on the regular 1500, the REV adds a one-touch power frunk with 15 cubic feet of storage space, based on Ram’s measurements, and an onboard power panel in the frunk with up to 3.6 kilowatts available.

Electrified Power Brings Promising Performance, 0-60 MPH and Towing

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The 1500 REV is built on Ram’s new dedicated electric body-on-frame platform, which will underpin its future full-size EVs and is designed to protect the vehicle’s battery. All trim levels offer standard dual-motor AWD with up to a combined 654 horsepower and 620 pounds-feet of torque, based on Ram’s estimates. The pickup’s multilink independent rear suspension is adapted from the gas-powered 1500’s and comes with a standard four-corner air suspension with five adjustable modes: Entry/Exit, Aero, Normal and two off-road modes.

Two battery packs will be available: a standard-range 168-kilowatt-hour battery or an extended-range 229-kWh battery. According to Ram’s estimates, standard-range models with the 168-kWh battery pack will get a maximum range of 350 miles, while upgrading to the extended-range 229-kWh battery pack boosts the maximum range to 500 miles; no official EPA ratings are yet available, however. With 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW, Ram says both batteries will add up to 110 miles of range in about 10 minutes. Power for bidirectional charging capability — including vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-home and vehicle-to-grid — will be available through an onboard 7.2-kW power panel in the bed or the smaller power panel in the frunk.

As for the EV’s on- and off-road chops, Ram estimates a 4.4-second 0-60 mph time, 14,000-pound maximum towing capacity and 2,700-pound payload capacity. The pickup will also offer 24 inches of water fording, according to the brand. As long as it hits these targets, the REV will be able to out-tow and out-haul its gas-powered counterpart, which maxes out at 12,750 pounds for towing and 2,300 pounds for payload.

Supersized Screen, Autonomous Driving

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The REV will offer an available 14.5-inch vertical center touchscreen or a smaller 12-inch display that’s found in the gas 1500. A series of EV pages can be accessed through the center display to show stats like power flow, charge level, range impact, charge schedules and driving history.

Other EV-specific details like charge schedule estimates and one-pedal driving information can be accessed through the pickup’s 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster. New for Ram is a 10.25-inch front-passenger display that gives access to navigation, camera views, and phone and tablet connectivity via an HDMI plug, though the feature is currently offered on Jeep’s Grand Cherokee, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer (Ram and Jeep are sister brands under parent automaker Stellantis). Additionally, dual wireless charging will be available along with a “smartphone as key” feature that lets users unlock and start the vehicle with their phones or use a physical key card as a backup.

In addition to the ParkSense automated parking system that’s available on the gas Ram 1500, the EV will offer Level 2 semi-autonomous driving capability with hands-free Active Driving Assist. The feature uses the vehicle’s sensors and lane-centering system with adaptive cruise control to allow either hands-on or hands-free driving on approved roads; drivers must still keep their eyes on the road at all times, however.

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Versus the Competition

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On paper, the 1500 REV promises to be a worthy competitor to current and upcoming electric pickups both in towing capacity and estimated range. The 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning gets an EPA-estimated range of 240 miles for the standard-range battery and up to 320 miles for the extended-range battery; its towing capacity maxes out at 10,000 pounds with the extended-range version and a tow package. It’s worth noting that the Lightning’s range dropped by nearly half in a recent towing test, and it remains to be seen how the REV’s range will fare when tasked with a heavy load.

Meanwhile, the 2023 Rivian R1T gets a maximum range of 328 miles for its quad-motor AWD models, according to EPA estimates. The automaker also offers a dual-motor AWD variant with an estimated 400-mile range, but it hasn’t yet received an official rating from the EPA. According to Rivian, the R1T has a towing capacity of 11,000 pounds.

Like the dual-motor R1T, the upcoming 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV is expected to get up to 400 miles of range, but it’s also yet to see an official EPA rating; it promises a towing capacity of up to 10,000 pounds and a payload of 1,300 pounds.

Trims and Release Date

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In addition to the new range-topping Tungsten, the 1500 REV will offer a series of familiar trims, including Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star (in Texas exclusively), Laramie and Limited. The standard-range model is expected to arrive first, followed by the extended-range version. Orders will open later in 2023, and shoppers can reserve a spot on with a refundable $100 deposit. More details on trims, features and pricing are expected closer to its arrival.

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