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Ram will launch all-electric 1500 pickup in 2024

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It looks like Ram will give its electric 1500 a more digital look
It looks like Ram will give its electric 1500 a more digital look
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Ram has a few more tricks up its sleeve beyond the 1500 BEV
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Ram has a few more tricks up its sleeve beyond the 1500 BEV
Ram previews the skateboard chassis that will underpin the 1500 BEV
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Ram previews the skateboard chassis that will underpin the 1500 BEV
It looks like Ram will give its electric 1500 a more digital look
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It looks like Ram will give its electric 1500 a more digital look
Ram previews the upcoming 1500 BEV pickup
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Ram previews the upcoming 1500 BEV pickup
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Better late than never, they say. Ram certainly hopes so. Because while Rivian prepares to begin R1T deliveries this month, Tesla keeps the Cybertruck moving toward a late-2021 launch, Ford looks to 2022 to get the F-150 Lightning rolling out, and Chevy readies the electric Silverado to follow the GMC Hummer EV super-truck, Ram is just now announcing the all-electric 1500 ... for 2024. It promises the new truck will be worth the wait.

"In 2024, with full knowledge of what our competitors are doing, we will surpass their offerings with the Ram 1500 battery electric vehicle built to, again, redefine the full-size segment," Ram CEO Mike Koval said during today's Stellantis EV Day presentation.

Ram previews the upcoming 1500 BEV pickup
Ram previews the upcoming 1500 BEV pickup

Koval follows that up by assuring the world that Ram is not following in the footsteps of competitors, even though it seems rather clear it is. Much of the rest of the presentation is a vague tangle of buzzwords and generalities, none more prominent than "customer(s)," which echoes its way through the presentation at least a dozen times (we stopped counting) – as though we should be impressed a company selling products thinks about the people buying them.

Presentation issues aside, Ram confirms that it will engage Ford and GM in a new generation of pickup truck wars. The 1500 BEV will be one among the new products that fill out the majority of its model lines with an electrified option by 2025 and all of them by 2030.

While Ram will take a little longer getting an e-pickup to market, its electric 1500 should be plenty capable, assuming Stellantis achieves its goals along the way. The auto group's plans call for the development of four BEV-centric "STLA" platforms, the largest of which will include high-density batteries for ranges up to 500 miles (800 km).

Ram has a few more tricks up its sleeve beyond the 1500 BEV
Ram has a few more tricks up its sleeve beyond the 1500 BEV

During his presentation, Koval surrounds himself with five very different body types hidden away below sheets, so Ram clearly has a few other EVs in the works beyond the 1500. Hopefully we'll get to see one or two of them before 2024.

If you want to see Ram's video presentation for yourself, just hit play below.

Stellantis: EV DAY 2021, RAM

Source: Stellantis

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foxpup
Bring on the Horse-Power and Torque Wars among Pickups!! It's gonna be a good time for tire manufacturers. :-) Well made EV pickups can rock and humbe any stock ICE out there. It's just a better technology, like going from vaccume tubes in old TVs to solid state transistors. And if you really need an ICE unit while going WAY out in the sticks, there is no reason why you can't carry a generator in the back.
wolf0579
Puff-piece.

I'd have been embarrassed to sign my name to something like this.
CAVUMark
So how will they coal roll now?
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i guess it will still be an oversized, unaerodynamic electricity wasting machine. Just because its electric doesnt mean it doesnt waste energy.