Cheaper Batteries For The Ram 1500 REV Could Be Greener
In the world of electric vehicles, batteries are still a big part of the puzzle. The Ram 1500 REV is working on a solution to provide cheaper prices. Plus, new battery tech could make the 2025 Ram REV 1500 greener and more affordable.
The 2025 Ram 1500 REV could have new batteries
Give it up to the 2025 Ram 1500 REV for trying to become more affordable and greener by investing in new battery technology. Stellantis is basically working to make electric vehicles more obtainable and sustainable.
That’s why Stellantis is investing in Tiamat, a French company that’s developing batteries with sodium-ion technology instead of Earth metals. Timat is the first company to commercialize sodium-ion battery tech.
So, for a few minutes, we can ignore that argument about how EVs contribute to pollution and comments about needing more people to dig for lithium
Sodium-ion batteries could reduce overall costs, increase sustainability, perform better in frigid temperatures, provide faster charging times, and reduce charging costs.
Ned Curic, Stellantis Chief Engineering and Technology Officer shared that exploring new options for more sustainable/affordable batteries that use wildly available raw materials is a key part of Stellantis’s ambition for the Dare Forward 2023 strategic plan to reach carbon net zero by 2028.
He continued to explain that Stellantis customers are asking for emissions-free vehicles that offer a robust driving range, performance, and affordability.
But we have a feeling that this battery tech won’t arrive before the 2025 Ram 1500 REV makes its debut. Tiamat is working to build a factory to produce sodium-ion batteries to power tools and stationary equipment.
Then Tiamat will scale up production for the second generation of BEVs. This sounds like it could take years, so maybe the next electric Ram 1500 will get a sodium-ion battery.
Currently, the 2025 Ram 1500 REV is expected to be offered with massive batteries. The model with the 168-kWh battery is targeting a range of 350 miles. The model with the 229-kWh battery boasts over 500 miles of range.
They are lithium-ion battery packs. The standard model features 654 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque. Figures for the larger pack haven’t been released, but it’s expected to help the BEV accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.
The Ram 1500 REV targets a towing capacity of up to 14,000 lbs and a payload capacity of up to 2,700 lbs. If the sodium-ion battery is smaller or lightest, then these figures could improve.