The Ram 1500 Revolution electric truck concept will make its global debut at CES 2023 next January, not this month, as previously suggested by Ram CEO, Mike Koval Jr.
Stellantis’s truck folks have chosen to unveil their most important concept in years at the world’s number one tech show rather than a traditional motor show to underline how radical a departure the Revolution is from anything you can currently buy at a Ram dealership.
But it’s worth remembering that we’re only talking about the concept truck here, not the production version that is still at least 18 months away. Ford already has the fully electric F-150 Lightning on sale, and Rivian’s R1T has proved a bit hit with reviewers and owners, which means Ram, like its sister brand Chrysler, is behind the curve when it comes to EVs.
The production version is anticipated to ride on the Stellantis STLA Frame electric platform, will measure around 220.5-244.1 inches (5,600-6,200 mm) long and have 159-200+ kWh battery pack that provide up to 500 miles (800 km) of range. Ram knows it’s late to the EV party, but assures us that when the finished truck arrives in 2024 it will “push past the competition…in a combination of areas truck customers care about the most: range, towing, payload and charge time.”
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One thing we can be sure of is that the company behind the Hellcat-powered TRX isn’t going to skimp on high-horsepower options. It can’t afford to, not when the Rivian R1T makes up to 831 hp (842 PS) in quad-motor configuration and can rip to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 3 seconds. More basic models are likely to deliver closer to 600 hp (608 PS) and could cost less than $55,000 to compete with the F-150 Lightning.
Although the production Revolution could be a key player for Ram, the company isn’t giving up on ICE trucks altogether. It will still offer combustion power, but will swap its pushrod V8s for the new Stellantis Hurricane inline six.