, the Ram 1500 EV will be a futuristic-looking truck, especially when compared to the fairly normal-looking F-150 Lighting.
Ram’s electric fleet will ride on a brand-new EV platform called the STLA Frame. Vehicles riding on this platform have a range of up to 500 miles, and battery packs range from 159 to 200-kilowatt hours. The frame is engineered by parent company Stellantis.
Ram CEO Mike Kouval promised up to 150kW fast charging and other tech to "push past what rivals introduced." This is a little puzzling, as this charging speed would be quite slow for a large truck in three years’ time.
Tesla is expected to offer at least 250kW for its Cybertruck, and GM has said that the Hummer EV would charge up to 350kW.
The new electric Ram pickup is being developed alongside a secretive project called the "Range Electric Paradigm Breaker" (REPB) truck. Kouval didn’t elaborate on what this means, but some fans suspect it is an electric midsize pickup.
Ram also announced that they will begin to experiment with fuel-cell commercial vans in late 2021, and plan to offer a "fully electrified solution in the majority of its segments by 2025."
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