Ford and General Motors have already dipped their toes in electric truck waters, and Ram will be the next to take the plunge.
In an interview with the Detroit Free Press, Ram CEO Mike Koval Jr. revealed that the company will unveil the Ram Revolution Concept on the eve of the Los Angeles Auto Show. As a result, the pickup is set to debut on November 16.
The concept is slated to preview the production truck, which will debut the following year. Ram has been teasing the model for months, and it’s expected to ride on the new STLA Frame platform, which was designed specifically for full-size trucks and SUVs. During a presentation last year, Stellantis revealed that vehicles based on the platform will be approximately 220.5 to 244.1 inches (5,600 to 6,200 mm) long and have batteries of 159 to 200 kWh and more offering up to 800 km of autonomy.
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The company also said these models will have 400V and 800V technology as well as electric motors with outputs ranging from 201 bhp (150 kW / 204 PS) to 443 bhp (330 kW / 449 PS). All-wheel-drive variants are a given, meaning they could have combined outputs of up to 885 PS (660 kW / 897 hp).
While Koval Jr. didn’t go into specifics, he told the newspaper that Ram would “surpass” his competitors. He went on to suggest that the production model will be a good truck because consumers are “unwilling to sacrifice our most essential attributes that make a truck a truck,” such as towing and hauling.
Along with talking about the electric pickup truck, the executive teased some “big” heavy-duty truck news for the State Fair of Texas. This event kicks off on September 30 and comes just days after Ford unveiled the redesigned Super Duty F-Series on September 27.
Additionally, the executive told the publication that he was “playing” with the presentation of a midsize truck concept at a dealership convention in March. Little is known about it, but the exec said he was in South America earlier this year and saw “some little compact mics that look ‘really, really good’ and could fit well into the U.S. market.” It’s still unclear which truck Koval Jr. was talking about, but the company is offering the Fiat Strada-based 700 south of the border.