Ram will reveal its 1500 Revolution BEV concept on January 5 at the 2023 Consumer Technology Association show, or CES, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is roughly two months later than what Ram Trucks CEO Mike Koval Jr. previously told the Detroit Free Press in September, where he indicated it would be revealed a night before the LA motor show, which starts on November 18.
Ram has confirmed the production version of the 1500 Revolution BEV concept will debut in 2024, and said it’ll “push past” its competition in “areas trucks customers care about most” – range, towing, payload and charge time.
Exact details about this upcoming full-sized electric pickup are few and far between for now, but what we do know is it will be built on Stellantis’ new STLA Frame body-on-frame architecture.
Ram has previously said vehicles on the STLA Frame architecture will feature 159kWh to 200kWh batteries and offer up to 800km of range.
The platform can also support electric motors offering between 150kW and 330kW of power, which could mean 660kW dual-motor powertrains are on the menu.
In terms of rival competitors, the Ford F-150 Lightning offers up to 432kW and 482km of claimed range, the GMC Hummer EV produces 745kW and a claimed 529km of range in Edition 1 guise, and the Chevrolet Silverado EV offers up to 495kW and 645km of range.
We already have an idea of what the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept will look like thanks to a number of previous teaser images, which show it’ll have a double bubble roof.
A new side profile teaser image doesn’t add much in terms of new design elements, but there do appear to be digital side mirrors.
As for the production vehicle’s chances for Australia, a spokesperson for local distributor Ateco said in April that’s it’s “working with out colleagues at Ram Trucks in the US, and are monitoring a number of vehicles that would suit the Australian market”.
In addition to the full-sized electric pickup, Ram says it’s planning a “mid-sized” one too, closer in footprint to the likes of the Ford Ranger.
Ram has previously said it’s aiming to offer electric vehicles (EVs) in the majority of the segments it competes in by 2025, with a full range of electric models to be offered no later than 2030.
This promise of a full range of EVs by 2030 suggests it’s not only working on the aforementioned mid- and full-sized electric pickups, but also EV counterparts to the rest of its model line-up.
In addition to the 1500, Ram also sells the heavier-duty 2500 and 3500 pickups and the ProMaster, a rebadged version of the Fiat Ducato van. All of these vehicles are sold locally, though the Ducato retains its Fiat badging in Australia.
The Ducato is already available with an electric powertrain in Europe, and Ram has confirmed it’ll introduce it in North America in 2023.