Joining the growing list of automakers working on or planning to offer an fully-electric pickup truck, a Ram 1500 electric pickup truck will make its debut in 2024, according to the company.
While details are scarce, as one would expect for a truck not due out for a few years, Ram said at the Stellantis EV Day, it will bring the truck to market in 2024.
The image it teased is naturally a concept, and it looks nothing like the current 1500. This looks much sleeker in profile and likely will follow the Ford F-150 Lightning by offering one cab configuration and bed length to start with more options to follow if consumer demand grows.
While specific range numbers weren’t announced, Stellantis did talk about a range estimate of 500 miles on a new “STLA Frame” battery electric vehicle platform. This platform will likely support a variety of vehicles — including a BEV Ram 1500.
Ram also said it will offer a fully electrified solution “in the majority of our segments in 2025,” according to AutoBlog.com. This likely means their ProMaster and ProMaster City vans will see an electrified powertrain — similar to the Ford E-Transit, which is an all-electric version of the Transit. It remains very unlikely HD trucks will have a BEV version due to how consumers use them.
With all things EV, details seem to be scarce. Pricing, towing range, unique features will come at a later date. There will likely be a big build up with reservations being taken and a lot of marketing efforts trying to get consumers to buy into the benefits of an electric truck.
It remains to be seen if and when the EV truck market develops and really takes off.