Ram is finally getting into the rumble with their 2024 RAM 1500 EV. Ford’s all-electric F-150 Lightning is already in production. Chevy Silverado is also announced and well along the way to hit the road early next year. So it was just a matter of time when Ram would try to disturb the pecking order. They had us worried, but no one ever doubted that Ram won’t wow us with their EV plans.
This great news is coming in the form of an all-electric 1500 version of the half-ton pickup truck. It should have a lot of similarities with the gas-guzzling cousin. This means that the body on frame construction will still be present. And all-wheel drive is most probable.
There is word that the 2024 RAM 1500 EV will beat its competitors in the terms of mileage and performance. There will be a range extender offered with some packages and trims. This probably means more batteries under the hood. In terms of performance, the RAM 1500 EV 1500 can tow up to 10 000 pounds which is a lot.
Read on to find out more about the upcoming RAM electric truck.
2024 RAM 1500 EV Design
In order to stand out in the crowd of ever-increasing electric vehicles, the 2024 RAM 1500 EV needs to do something drastic. This means that although they plan to borrow most of the interior design from the gasoline version of RAM 1500, it should still be unique and represent the type of truck the EV is.
In our opinion, an electric vehicle is imminently the future and should feel luxurious and exclusive. While there are still no official statements or photos we can imagine what the cabin would look like based on its competition and RAMs’ previous work. Putting some nice quality leather on the upholstery would do good to the truck. It would definitely be more comfortable when compared to the cheap fabric.
Also, it would be good to line the steering wheel with some nice materials as well, it is about time we steered away from the cheap plastic on our controls. The 2024 RAM 1500 EV dashboard should be all-electric, this will represent the future and the path on which most manufacturers are set. Most manufacturers including Ram are claiming to put out all EVs by a certain year, this is in order to stop the environmental crisis.
Infotainment System, and Connectivity
Expect a multiple speaker surround system, not sure if it is going to be brand made. The infotainment system should be at least 10 inches. This would enable everyone to enjoy the fun. The 2024 RAM 1500 EV truck needs to sit five people comfortably in order to be seven considered the best truck in the class. But we are not sure what trims there will be exactly.
Connectivity should not be an issue, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available as in most trucks nowadays. Wifi hotspot along with Bluetooth as well. What would also be nice are the heated and ventilated seats, this would add to the much-needed and south after comfort.
On the outside, we are sure that the 2024 RAM 1500 EV will stand out in the crowd. This truck is designed and got a facelift and we like it all. The designers made it look futuristic and slick. But yet it looks aggressive and ready to roar off and on the road. There are obviously fewer angles, the truck doesn’t have that blocky look it is used to. The front grill is big and wide. This is for several reasons, to improve air circulation and to modernize the look of the truck itself. Better air circulation means better performance and allows the drivers to push the truck to its limits.
Considering this is a pickup truck that is supposed to go to work, there will be plenty of that. We noticed big mad off-road wheels, which is to be expected. They make the truck look angry and improve control and driveability on and off the tarmac. Ram stepped away from the design of the classic headlights. There is a wide LED bar on the front and small led strips under them. This is a fresh new look and will definitely improve visibility during night drives. Turning lights are on the side mirrors and the whole truck itself looks more aerodynamic.
We are not sure what type of materials are used on all the 2024 RAM 1500 EV parts, but we suspect some lightweights were used wherever possible. This means front grille and wheel alloy. This would shave off weight, which is important in every truck, but in electric vehicles, it matters even more because of the possible mileage.
2024 RAM 1500 EV Engine Options
Ram is part of the Stellantis now, this means that the 2024 RAM 1500 EV will get the best treatment possible. Fast charging will obviously be available, this is a huge plus because no one likes waiting for too long at the gas station. First, it was stated that the power will be 150 kW, but since then the manufacturer changed their story and upped that number.
This means more power more torque more mileage, more fun. It was also stated that the charging time will be better than with the competition, which is a great way to win the hearts of buyers. There is word about the EV version with fuel cels, this will be for heavy-duty trucks. With this technology, Stellantis allows the 1500 EV to be charged in around 4 minutes. The mentioned mileage is around 500 miles, which is far more than its competition and this puts the Ram in the front for sure. With the mentioned range extender look for Ram to run far ahead of the pack.
Price and Release Date
The official release date is still unknown but we suspect it will be early 2024. This is around the time most other manufacturers announced their revelations, especially in the department of EV trucks. The 2024 RAM 1500 EV price should start around $40.000 per rumor.