The Ram electric pickup truck will go into production in 2024. But before that happens, Ram has to show off the concept. The big reveal will happen this November, the night before the LA Auto Show. The unnamed production version won’t debut until next year.
We know very little about the vehicle, but Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. say to Detroit Free Press that the truck will outperform its competitors at doing classic trucking things like hauling and towing. Ram teased the EV earlier this year, writing in a video tweet that it was “Time to steal some thunder,” putting the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV on notice.
The new truck must be driven on the STLA Frame platform developed by Stellantis. The scalable architecture can offer a range of up to 500 miles (805 kilometers). We don’t know if the production version will offer anywhere near that; however, we do know that the STLA Frame platform can accommodate batteries of 200 kilowatt-hours and larger. The platform will also support large SUVs and commercial vehicles.
The teaser has shown off a bold-looking truck with a flared grille badge, striking lighting elements at the front and rear, and a double-bubble roof. It’s too early to say whether these features will make their way to production, and Ram has plenty of time to tweak the final design before it starts rolling off the assembly line in 2024.
Ram has plans to offer every model as an EV by 2030, but its lineup by the end of the decade could look different. Mid-sized trucks have made a comeback, and Ram could add such a model to its lineup. Koval told Media freedom that the segment was a huge opportunity for the brand, and there were plenty of rumors about the Dakota’s revival after the Ford Ranger returned to the US. Chevrolet, Toyota, and Nissan are also competing in the space.
The Ram Revolution concept will be our first look at the brand’s electric pickup, and we’re excited about its arrival. Last year, the Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500, and Ford F-150 were the top three best-selling vehicles in the US, and each electric vehicle was an important milestone.