The 2021 Ford F-150 Lightning got to sit pretty as the best affordable electric truck for a while, but now a new EV is rolling into town. The Electric Ram 1500 is on its way to shock the competition. See what to expect with the new Ram 1500 EV.
The 2024 Electric Ram 1500 is coming
Better late than never, right? That’s how we feel about the upcoming 2024 Ram 1500 EV. The only downside is waiting that long to see how it stacks up against the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning.
Each brand under the Stellantis name, such as Jeep, Dodge, Ram, Chrysler, Maserati, Fiat, and more, will offer an electric vehicle by 2030. New platforms are being produced to support these fully electric vehicles, including supporting large body-on-frame trucks and SUVs.
The new platform is called the STLA Frame, and it’s only one out of four new platforms. The battery packs may range from 159 to 200 kilowatt-hours. Plus, with this frame, vehicles are capable of achieving 500-mile ranges.
What to expect with the new Ram EV
The 2024 Electric Ram 1500 accompanies a secret project known as the Range Electric Paradigm Breaker (REPB) truck. But it’s challenging to determine what that means until we can gather more information.
Perhaps it means that the Ram EV will have an enhanced range to rival the Ford F-150 Lightning. The F-150 Lightning generates 230 miles of range with the standard battery pack and 300 miles of range with the extended-range unit. This causes ranger anxiety for some drivers.
Mike Koval, RAM CEO, shared that Ram is all-in with this pickup truck and promised that it will be a ‘customer first’ option. Plans for the truck will involve smart and fast charging capabilities along with the ability to share onboard power and other technologies to push past what rivals introduced.
To push past the Ford F-150 Lightning, the electric Ram pickup truck will need some serious muscle. The F-150 Lightning targets 563 hp and 775 lb-ft of torque. It can also tow up to 10,000 lbs.
What else is Stellantis planning?
We don’t know much about the 2024 Electric Ram 1500 yet. It’s tightly kept under wraps aside from the teaser image. You can see that the truck has a futuristic look, but the LED bar running across the top of the grille reminds us of the LED bar on the F-150 Lightning’s grille.
Stellantis is building tons of new electric components for vehicles such as the Jeep Wrangler Magneto after the success of the 4xe. For example, the next generation of the eCMP platform is coming next year.
To control the cost, performance, and quality of electric power train related parts, they are expanding with joint ventures. Partners include ventures that will build electric motors and dual-clutch transmissions.
Also, Stellantis will manage battery software and supply battery cells through a joint venture with Automatic Cell Company (SAFT). We could learn more during the New York Auto Show, and we will keep you updated.