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Stellantis brand Ram currently produces one of America’s favorite pickup trucks: the Ram 1500. The half-ton truck regularly competes with popular models like the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado. The Ram 1500 is known for being more refined than its rivals. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept has unique features that could give the EV an advantage over other electric pickup trucks.

What is the Ram 1500 Revolution’s Shadow Mode?

Shadow Mode allows the Ram 1500 Revolution to follow or ‘shadow’ the driver when activated. Cameras and sensors will help the truck avoid hitting anything while it’s following its driver. This feature seems odd, but it has plenty of practical uses.

The Ram 1500 Revolution EV | Ram

Half-ton trucks like the Ram 1500 and Ford F-150 are often used as work trucks. These trucks can haul heavy payloads and tow trailers as well as other vehicles.

The Ram 1500 Revolution’s Shadow Mode can be incredibly useful on a work site. It can simplify a two-man job, eliminating the driver role in a situation where the truck needs to slowly creep forward. Imagine having to move a heavy load or an object that’s carried by the Ram 1500 Revolution and directing the truck itself rather than the driver of the truck.

This feature is revolutionary for work sites. As it stands, the feature will be useful. As the nameplate ages, Shadow Mode could become incredibly advanced to enable some form of remote driving within reason.

Party in the back: The Ram 1500 Revolution has midgate seats

A gray Ram 1500 Revolution BEV full-size electric pickup truck is parked.
The Ram 1500 Revolution | Ram

Being late to the party can be intimidating, so Ram knew it had to shake things up to make an impression on a new vehicle segment. Thus far, only a handful of electric pickup trucks have been announced, and even fewer have already hit American roads.

The Ford F-150 Lightning captured the hearts of many consumers because of its cool features. Luckily, the Ram 1500 Revolution has some pretty cool features of its own, like midgate seats. That’s right, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept features third-row jump seats that are positioned partially outside of the truck. Yet another unique feature that the American automaker is bringing to the table.

This Ram 1500 Rev feature is almost too futuristic to be real

It’s an amazing time to be an auto enthusiast because technology has advanced to a point where the possibilities of new vehicle tech are practically limitless. Features that were once reserved for luxury models are standard on many new vehicles. Automakers continue to push the envelope and create new ways for drivers to enjoy their vehicles.

According to, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept has a retractable steering wheel. This feature is activated when drivers use Ram Level 3-Plus Autonomous Driving, an advanced driver assistance feature that makes driving an even more relaxing experience. Note that autonomous driving still requires drivers to be alert and monitor their vehicle at all times.

Ram showed off a concept version of its new full-size electric pickup truck. If the production model is anything like the concept, drivers will be more than pleased with the American automaker’s new offering. Does the new Ram 1500 Rev have the Blue oval shaking in its boots?

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