If these sketches are anything to go by, then the Ram 1500 BEV might just be the prettiest truck!

The market for electric pick-ups is booming. You have the GMC Hummer EV, the Tesla Cybertruck, the Rivian R1T and many other new players. Even today’s pioneers like Ford and Chevy have thrown in their hats and showed what the truck will look like. But one big name missing is Aries. The company officially announced the electric Ram 1500 in the middle of last year. Fast forward to the present, we have another series of teasers. Yes, just teasers; no glimpse of the real thing.

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But that’s all forgiven at this point as we’re in awe of how stunning the Ram 1500 EV could be. What we see are still sketches, but if Ram can translate it to the production version without a whole lot of changes, it might just be the best looking truck on the market when it comes out.


Not much is known about it at the moment

Ram has indicated that production of the 1500 EV will begin in 2024. This means that we will see the prototype sometime next year. Ram kept his lips tight about the truck. Forget the specs; we don’t even know what it will be called. The sketches we see here show some angles of the oncoming truck. The front has two DRL strips that run across the width and end at the illuminated Ram logo in the center. At the back you have a similar setup. A single strip that begins as two vertical lights on either side and converges in the center into the illuminated Ram badge.

The overall silhouette also looks quite sharp and bold. The flared wheel arches add to the truck’s sporty character, possibly indicating large wheels and tires. These are just sketches for now, so we won’t dive too deep into the speculation. But the company certainly has big plans for it, as it should be. Last year, Carl Lally, Ram’s Brand Marketing Senior Manager, spoke with: electrician and said,

While we get the durability aspect, the capacity bit is debatable. With EVs, if you tow at full capacity it will take a huge hit on the range. Automakers have tried to strike a perfect balance, but it’s far from what a heavy user would find comfortable. This also means that the 1500 EV – or whatever it will be called when it comes out – won’t be another high-performance truck that takes you to 100 km/h from a standstill in under four seconds. Frankly, that’s a good place to start. As far as we know, Aries BEV may just be the true blue workhorse the market is missing right now.

Now part of Stellantis, the Ram pickup will be based on one of four STLA platforms that the auto giant plans to use for all 14 brands under its umbrella. This will certainly help to keep development costs low, leaving room to pass on the benefits to the customers. This is how the four BEV-centered platforms are separated:

– STLA Small: Range up to 300 miles. Battery capacity between 37 and 82 kWh. To be used for small commuters in the city

– STLA Medium: Range up to 440 miles. Battery capacity between 87 and 104 kWh. To be used on premium vehicles

– STLA Large: Range up to 500 miles. Battery capacity between 101 and 118 kWh. Can be used for four-wheel drive configurations and American muscle cars

– STLA Frame: Range up to 500 miles. Battery capacity between 159 and 200 kWh. To be used for power and usability.

In all likelihood, the Ram electric truck (how does “electrician” sound?) will be based on the STLA Frame with a range of up to 500 miles.

Here’s what else we know about the Ram 1500 EV so far:

– Driving modes

– Fast charging up to 150 kW

– Mapping dynamic range

– Charging station finder

– Prediction of EV dynamic trip energy

– Smart charging/vehicle preparation

– Smartphone Control

The Ram 1500 EV goes into production in 2024, so a long time for the company to release a perfect product and learn from the mistakes of other beta testers. What are your expectations of the Ram 1500 BEV? Share them with us in the comments section.

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