From this point forward Ram Truck’s first battery-electric pickup will be known as…Ram 1500 REV. This is a slight name change from the “Ram Revolution BEV Concept” that was unveiled last month at CES 2023 and this scribe appreciates the change to a shorter name to offset my poor typing skills.
Production of the Ram 1500 Rev is expected to begin next year and according to a recent Ram Truck press release more information about the electric truck will be available Sunday, February 12. The 12th is Super Bowl Sunday and I expect a lovely esoteric commercial giving the viewing public some vague details of what to expect from the Ram 1500 REV.
“At Ram, we started a revolution last year as we invited consumers along on the beginning of our electrification journey, gathering their feedback on exactly what they are looking for in an electric pickup truck,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO. “We look forward to delivering our first EV pickup – the all-new Ram 1500 REV – to those consumers next year. We are confident the Ram 1500 REV will push past the competition, offering what will be the leading combination of attributes customers care about the most: range, payload, towing and charge time.”
The only details about the Ram 1500 REV are based on its forefather, Ram Revolution BEV Concept. As with many concept vehicles the final production version will be substantially toned down to make it practical for the market, but from the Ram Revolution BEV Concept at CES 2023 we might be able to get a vague sense of what going down with the Ram 1500 REV.
The Ram Revolution BEV Concept has a quad cab layout with grand saloon doors that open 90° to a B-pillarless cabin and third row jump seats. It has an extendable truck bed with enhanced storage from the reimagined RamBox Cargo Management System, and a 50/50 split multifunctional tailgate. I can foresee this same basic layout on the production version Ram 1500 Rev but the concept trucks might get a slight exterior redesign to tone down the Logan’s Run-style exterior and make it a little less futuristic.
At this point it’s all conjecture on what the Ram 1500 REV will look like and we’re going to have to wait until Super Bowl Sunday to see what Ram Truck has up its sleeve. I have my prediction on what we can expect from the Ram 1500 REV and I’m also predicting the Chiefs will win the Super Bowl. Hopefully I’m right about the Chiefs and I am good with being surprised by the Ram 1500 REV.