GM competitor Stellantis presented its 2025 Ram 1500 REV battery-electric light-duty pickup truck at the April 5th, 2023 New York International Auto Show. In addition to giving the automotive world its first look at the REV, Stellantis announced the EV pickup will have a maximum range in excess of 500 miles.
Though the 500-mile figure for the Ram 1500 REV is only a targeted range at this point, it still exceeds the 400+ mile maximum range announced for the Chevy Silverado EV by a comfortable margin.
Stellantis says the Ram 1500 REV will be offered with two battery options. The EV truck will come standard with a 168 kWh battery offering 350 targeted miles of range. An optional 229 kWh battery is the power source providing the targeted range of up to 500 miles on a single charge.
Stellantis also confirmed an extended-range Ram 1500 REV XR variant with what it describes as “class-shattering range” will be released at an unspecified future date. The XR variant will be equipped with a gasoline engine to serve as a generator and provide additional electricity to the pickup’s battery pack. The onboard ICE engine will generate electricity rather than sending rotational energy to the drivetrain.
The 229 kWh optional battery pack for the Ram 1500 REV is larger than the 212 kWh battery pack found in the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. It is also likely to be bigger than the Chevy Silverado EV battery pack, a GM Ultium battery with an estimated 200 kWh capacity.
Stellantis claims the Ram 1500 REV boasts class-leading 14,000-pound towing capacity. However, GM announced that a max towing package for the Silverado EV WT is in the works which would allow for a 20,000-pound tow rating. Currently, both ratings are only speculative.
The electric motors of the Ram 150 REV provide 654 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque, according to the automaker. The EV pickup is said to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. The REV is equipped with an 800-volt electrical architecture and can recharge 110 miles of range in 10 minutes when connected to a Level 3 fast charger of up to 350 kW output.
The Ram 1500 REV is built on Stellantis’ latest STLA architecture. Production of the vehicle will get under way next year, with an expected launch in Q4 of the 2024 calendar year to rival the Chevy Silverado EV. The latter will start arriving this spring in fleet-focused 3WT and 4WT trim levels, while the loaded RST First Edition variant will be available starting this fall. Lower-priced Work Truck trims and the Silverado EV Trail Boss will follow soon thereafter.