The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV is Stellantis brand Ram’s first-ever fully-electric pickup truck. The new EV is late to the game, as Ford and General Motors have already unveiled new electric truck options. Nonetheless, Ram has managed to make its electric truck reveal exciting thanks to innovative new technology and features. One of its coolest new features is Shadow Mode.
What is the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV’s Shadow Mode?
The Ram 1500 Revolution Concept has a feature called Shadow Mode that allows the electric pickup truck to follow its driver (from a safe distance). The feature utilizes the truck’s camera and sensors to safely track and follow the driver.
Shadow Mode is one of many interesting features introduced along with the new Ram EV. The question is, does it have any practical use, or is it just a gimmick to get more eyeballs on Ram’s truck and divert attention from the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevy Silverado EV?
How Shadow Mode can be used
If you look at the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV as a driver, it can be tough to think up a situation where Shadow Mode would be practical. Aside from the coolest party trick ever, there may not be much the average driver can do with the feature. If you look at the Ram 1500 REV as a work truck, suddenly, it’s a different ball game entirely.
Work trucks are constantly shifting heavy loads from place to place and towing objects and vehicles. Shadow Mode can be used on job sites to make tasks that normally require two people more simple. A driver could direct the vehicle to a specific spot instead of having to lead another driver to where the person wants to unload the truck bed.
The Ram 1500 REV BEV can be incredibly useful for towing as well, thanks to Shadow Mode. A driver could step outside of the vehicle to survey a parking area, then lead the vehicle to the appropriate parking area while having a different perspective than they would sitting in the driver’s seat. So, Shadow Mode has practical uses. That being said, it’s highly unlikely that the feature will be standard, and most drivers can live without it.
Why are consumers excited about the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV?
Drivers find the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept exciting because Ram produces one of the most popular pickup trucks in America. If the new Ram Rev draws inspiration from its predecessor, then the EV should share many of the traits that drivers love about the Ram 1500.
Stellantis and its portfolio of brands haven’t been as quick to electrification as other automakers. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept proves that the American automaker has important contributions to make to the electric future. After all, the more EV options to choose from, the better the market is for consumers.
According to Yahoo Finance, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV will go toe to toe with models like the popular Ford F-150 Lightning and the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV. One of these new electric pickup trucks is likely to dominate its segment in the years to come. The question is, which model deserves the crown?
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