Stellantis’ Ram brand has launched competition for Ford’s F-150 Lightning in the form of its all electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV.
Mike Koval, Ram brand CEOn said: “Our all-new Ram 1500 REV pushes past the competition in areas customers care about most including range, towing, payload and charge time.”
The 1500 REV will offer two all electric options – a standard 168 kilowatt-hour battery pack with a targeted range of up to 350 miles (563km) and an optional 229 kilowatt-hour large battery pack with a targeted range of up to a claimed unsurpassed 500 miles (563km). Both can add up to 110 miles (177 km) of range in approximately 10 minutes with 800 volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW.
Vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to home and vehicle to grid bi directional charging means the truck can charge another battery electric vehicle or provide power back to the grid. It can also send power to a home during a storm, run a tailgate party or provide power at a camp or job site. An on board power panel in the bed can provide up to 7.2 kW while an optional power panel in the frunk provides up to 3.6 kW.
Other targeted performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds, 654 horsepower and 620 lb-ft (about 840Nm) of torque, up to 24 inches (61 cm) of water fording, up to 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg) towing and a maximum payload capacity of 2,700 pounds (1,225 kg).
The Ram 1500 REV is available in five trims – Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited and new Tungsten.
A 1500 REV XR “with class-shattering range” will follow.
The Ram 1500 REV has dual 250 kilowatt electric drive modules (EDMs) that combine the motor, gearbox and inverter along with all wheel drive capability. One EDM on the front axle with automatic wheel end disconnect allows the front wheels to spin freely in certain conditions, maximising efficiency. A 250 kilowatt EDM is positioned on the rear axle with an optional electronic-locking rear differential.
The new truck is built on the new STLA Frame designed specifically for full size with body-on-frame construction. The high-strength steel frame is comprised of advanced materials to be lightweight yet stiff and durable. The frame is wider in the middle to efficiently incorporate the battery pack while still utilising protection afforded by the frame rails. A full-length aero belly pan further enhances the segment’s claimed most slippery truck with an estimated .340 coefficient of drag.
Multi-link independent rear suspension has standard, claimed segment-exclusive, active-level four-corner air suspension with adaptive damping. The adjustable air suspension enables five different modes: entry/exit, aero, normal, off-road 1 and off-road 2. New 22-by-9-inch aluminum wheels have 275/50R22 Pirelli Scorpion all-season tyres for a combination of wear resistance and reduced road noise.
Autonomous vehicle capability includes Hands-free Active Driving Assist and ParkSense Automated Parking System. Active Driving Assist is available for hands-on-wheel/eyes-on-road and hands-free/eyes-on-road automated driving using lane centering with adaptive cruise control. The system uses multiple sensors, including radars and cameras to dictate appropriate roads for the technology.
A one touch power operated frunk with claimed best-in-class 15 cu.-ft. (424 litri), of space is available.
The charge port is on the driver’s side front quarter panel and when plugged in, is illuminated by blinking premium LED lighting. An audible sound signals the EV is plugged in and charging has begun. The charge port features Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging on the top half and DC fast charging on the bottom half of the charger.
Tungsten models have a new power tailgate.
The truck claims the best lockable bed storage in the segment with the unique and convenient RamBox featuring a 115 volt outlet. RamBox is illuminated, versatile, weatherproof, lockable, and includes drain plugs on the bottom of the storage bins.
Interior features include Uconnect 5 system with new 14.5-inch touchscreen, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a claimed segment first 10.25-inch passenger screen, digital rearview mirror, head-up display, and a Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system.
A full colour head up display (HUD) is configurable up to 10 inches and features several different content areas at once, including Lane Departure, Lane Keep Assist, adaptive cruise control, turn-by-turn navigation, current speed, current gear and speed limit. All HUD settings can be personalised and saved within the driver profiles.