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Ram unveils battery-powered 1500 Revolution

The Ram 1500 Revolution battery-powered ute concept was unveiled at the CES tech show in Las Vegas

Ram used the recent CES tech show in Las Vegas as the platform to reveal its 1500 Revolution battery-electric vehicle (BEV) concept ahead of the vehicle’s planned release in the US in Q4 2024, which showcased the features that will be seen on future Ram trucks.

“The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept is our clearest signal yet that we’re on the precipice of something extraordinary at Ram and points directly to where we’re going on our electrified journey,” Ram brand CEO – Stellantis Mike Koval Jr.

“At Ram, we’ve redefined what pickup trucks can be, and we will do so again by pushing past what competitors are offering by delivering the best electric pickups on the market.”

Changes to the design include a new feature – third-row jump seats. The powered mid-gate features mounted jump seats with a removable lower section for placement in the bed or outside the vehicle. The mid-gate with powered glass enables a pass-through (and into the frunk) that can fit objects up to 18-ft. long.

The centre console can be removed and the centre console armrest converts into a workstation surface.

The touchscreen display is made up of two screens, with the lower screen able to be removed, while the rearview mirror includes a smart backup camera with 360-degree views, speakers, and receivers compatible with voice assistants. There are also digital side-view mirrors and an augmented reality head-up display.

The collapsible steering wheel also includes a digital screen that can be used to control aspects such as sun visors and the opacity of the electro-chromatic roof.

An AI-powered personal assistant “enhances in-vehicle and exterior interaction with users” and is visualised via a 3D avatar that responds to voice commands. A shadow mode allows the vehicle to automatically follow the driver walking ahead of the vehicle, which Ram says is a useful feature for moving around a job site for example.

Other tech features include a trip-planning function called My Day, a storage app for mobiles that can be used to measure an object to check if it will fit inside the vehicle, the ability for the user to control their smart home tech from the ute and an exterior projector that turns the vehicle into a mobile movie theatre.

The Ram 1500 Revolution is powered by two electric drive modules that has a standard driving range of 350 miles (563km) with the 168kWh battery pack and an available driving range of 500 miles (804km) with the optional 229kWh battery pack.

Managing 0–60 mph (0–96.6km/h) in 4.4 seconds, Ram says the 1500 Revolution can manage up to 24 inches (60.9cm) of water.

Maximum payload is 2,700 pounds (1.2 tonnes) and maximum towing capacity is 14,000 pounds (6.3 tonnes).

For a full list of all details about the new 1500 Revolution, click here.


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