A battery-electric version of the Ram 1500 pickup will arrive in 2024, Stellantis announced during its EV Day press conference today.
The automaker released a teaser image of the future battery-electric Ram 1500 along with today’s announcement, which shows a sleek-looking silhouette with a low rake windshield, full-width front LED light bar and a short bed section.
Stellantis also confirmed it is working on a body-on-frame EV platform called the “STLA Frame” which will boast up to 500 miles of range. Power will come from the automaker’s new electric drive module (EDM) motor family, which combine the motor, gearbox and inverter into one single housing. There will be a total of three EDM motors, Stellantis says, which can be configured for front-drive, rear-drive, all-wheel drive and 4×4. It’s likely the electric Ram 1500 will come with rear-wheel-drive and optional 4×4 or standard 4×4.
Ram also announced today that it will offer fully electric powertrains in the “majority,” of its vehicles by 2025 and across all models by 2030. That means a battery-electric Ram 2500/3500 may eventually arrive, along with electric Ram Promaster utility vans.
“Our electrification journey is quite possibly the most important brick to lay as we start to reveal the future of Stellantis just six months after its birth, and now the entire company is in full execution mode to exceed every customer’s expectations and accelerate our role in redefining the way the world moves,” said Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares.
The electric Ram 1500 will be a direct rival for the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV. The Silverado EV will leverage GM’s latest Ultium battery technology and will have upwards of 400 miles of range. GM did not provide an estimate as to when the Chevy Silverado EV may launch, though it seems likely it will arrive between now and 2025.