2025 Ram REV touts 500-mile maximum electric range
Ram finally dished about the upcoming 2025 Ram 1500 at the New York Auto Show, fleshing out details to deliver on its promise that the new EV pickup will “provide customers the industry’s best combination of range, towing, payload and charge time.” Key in that pursuit is a 229-kWh version that will offer a targeted range of 500 miles, tow up to 14,000 pounds, and haul up to 2700 pounds of payload.
A more affordable 168-kWh battery version will also be offered with a targeted range of up to 350 miles. By comparison, full-size pickup buyers can now opt for the electric F-150 Lightning with 230 or 320 miles of range; the Silverado EV with its supposed 400-mile range is expected to go on sale later this year. Ram also has an extended-range 1500 REV XR in the works that it has not yet elaborated upon.
“The all-electric Ram 1500 REV is a monumental milestone on our continued journey to offer the industry’s best electrified solutions and further fortifies our award-winning lineup,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO, Stellantis. “We believe in bringing the right range of powertrain solutions to our customers and will continue to redefine the pickup truck segment.”
The Ram 1500 REV is powered by a pair of 250-kilowatt electric drive modules (EDMs) that can combine the motor, gearbox, and inverter into one unit. With one EDM at each axle, there’s a total of 654 horsepower and 620 lb.-ft. of torque at the ready. The EDM at the rear axle is available with an electronic locker and helps deliver the traction required for 0-60 mph sprints of 4.4 seconds.
Both versions of the 2025 Ram 1500 REV use 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW, and can add up to 110 miles of range in about 10 minutes. Once charged, the REV can power another vehicle, a home in case of a service outage, or a job site as it features up to two on-board power panels, one in the bed that can provide up to 7.2 kW, and an optional on-board power panel in the 15 cubic-foot frunk that provides up to 3.6 kW.
Ram 1500 REV rides on a body-on-frame architecture that packages the batteries between the frame rails and above a belly pan that helps lower aerodynamic drag coefficient to an impressive .34. Its suspension features a multi-link independent rear and four-corner adaptive damping with active air leveling. The adjustable air suspension allows the Ram 1500 REV to lower for entry/exit and ride at a lower height for better aero. There are also positions for normal driving, and two different heights for off-road.
Inside, the driver gets a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and the passenger a 10.25-inch screen—thank the Jeep Wagoneer for that one—and the center Uconnect 5 touchscreen measures a massive 14.5 inches. The passenger screen will allow a co-driver to access navigation and entertainment or view the exterior vehicle cameras.
Finally, Ram showed it had one more suede-wrapped trick up its sleeve. Buyers will be able to select a 1500 REV in five trims: Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited, and the all-new Tungsten. Tungsten will feature the most luxurious interior with textured metal accents, 24-way power quilted leather front seats, and a suede-wrapped headliner, visor, and A- and B-pillars.
Reservations for the all-electric Ram were closed within days of opening the order books. That could mean Ram was inundated by demand, or it could be that Ram is planning a slow rollout. Either way, expect the 2025 Ram REV on dealer lots at the end of next year, but if you haven’t already reserved one, your wait could be longer.