Range has been a big concern with electric trucks, and the 2025 Ram 1500 REV pushes into the 500 mile range.
The 2025 Ram 1500 REV exterior design was revealed in February, and now we have more details, including the range, a new trim level and faster charging. As they say, details are everything.
The big news for the Ram REV is about the batteries. First, there will be two battery sizes with a standard 168 kilowatt-hour battery pack with a targeted range of 350 miles. That’s on par with rivals.
However, the big news is a 229 kilowatt-hour battery pack with up to 500 miles of range. If the truck can return that much range in the real-world, then it is a game changer with the GM trucks maxing out at 400 miles and the Ford F-150 Lightning at 320 miles.
For reference, the GMC Hummer EV’s largest battery pack offering is 212 kilowatt-hour. Also, worth noting, the Hummer weighs over 4 tons (8,000 pounds) with the battery weighing nearly 3,000 pounds (aka it’s a very heavy vehicle).
No word on the overall weight of the Ram 1500 REV yet.
Like most electric vehicles, the speed of fast charging is a big item, especially for road trips and apartment or rental house owners without a way to add an at-home charger.
For the Ram REV, it will have 800-volt DC fast charging ability for up to 350 kW. This means it can add about 110 miles in approximately 10 minutes with a 350 kW charger.
As the infrastructure gets built out, the quick charging capability will help people transition to electric with 10-minute charging times being much more similar to a gas vehicle fueling.
The Ram REV is projecting some impressive stats for a pickup truck.
Ram says the truck should have a 0-to-60-MPH time of 4.4 seconds, 654 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque, up to 24 inches of water fording, up to 14,000 pounds towing and a maximum payload capacity of 2,700 pounds.
Plus, it will have an on-board power panel in the bed providing 7.2kW of power for tailgating, power outages or camping off grid — among other things. There will be an available 3.6kW power panel located in the 15 cubic foot frunk storage compartment.
The new Ram electric truck uses a lot of the existing Ram 1500 design ideas while adding a new luxury Tungsten trim.
This new trim will have an Indigo/Sea Salt interior with new “new platinum patina/semi-bright dual-textured metal accents featuring diamond knurling, suede wrapped headliner.” Yeah, you just read “diamond knurling” — in a truck.
The suede headliner material is also used on the A- and B-pillars and visors. Front seats are 24-way powered, heated, ventilated and feature a premium quilted leather. Oh, and they have memory settings and a massage function with power lumbar support and four-way powered headrests. Basically, they should be better than most living room reclining chairs.
If that wasn’t enough, a Tungsten badge will adorn the center console complete with inlaid lettering and diamond knurling with the vehicle’s VIN number and brushed “platinum patina aluminum litho bezels, a unique shifter center cap, an ultra-premium Klipsch Reference Premiere audio system with 23 speakers, all-new dual wireless chargers and a metal pedal kit.”
The 2025 Ram REV is available in five trims including Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited and Tungsten.
No details on the other trims or pricing.
Finally, Ram is still teasing a range extender model which should feature a gas-powered motor to charge the battery.
This would allow people to use up all the electric range and then get around 50% of that range added when the motor charges the battery.
Officially, Ram said in its press release: “The all-new Ram 1500 REV XR with class-shattering range will follow the introduction of the all-electric Ram 1500 REV.” That’s it.
You can sign up and place a deposit at Ramtrucks.com.
While the Tungsten trim is on my short list to check out, the larger 500-mile-range battery will be the big takeaway. Most consumers are curious about EVs, but the short range and long charging times push them away as does the limited range when towing. More range then could be the game changer to change people’s minds.
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