Ram 1500 REV With 500 Mile Range Is Still A Long Way Out

REV Will Launch With 168 kWh Pack, 229 kWh Pack Won't Be Out Until Late 2026!

Ram is pressing forward with the launch of its all-electric 2025 Ram 1500 REV, even as electric pickup truck sales see a recent decline. The REV boasts impressive stats compared to its market counterparts. Built on the STLA Frame architecture, an evolution of the Ram DT architecture designed for electrification, the REV promises exceptional performance benchmarks in towing, payload, charge time, and range.

2025 Ram 1500 REV Tungsten 4×4. (Ram).

The REV aims for a 0 to 60 mph (0 to 97 km/h) time of 4.4 seconds. It can ford up to 24 inches of water and delivers 654 horsepower and 620 lb.-ft. of torque. It boasts a best-in-class payload capacity of 2,700 lbs. and a towing capacity of 14,000 lbs. These figures are remarkable for a half-ton pickup truck.

However, what caught everyone’s attention was Ram’s estimated range capability. Offered with two battery packs, the REV will initially come with a standard 168 kWh battery pack, providing a range of up to 350 miles. An optional 229 kWh battery pack promises a best-in-class 500 miles of range.

2025 Ram 1500 REV Tungsten 4×4. (Ram).

Recently, Ram updated its website to include the Ram 1500 REV. Upon looking through the information, a few of our keen-eyed readers saw that the 229 kWh battery pack won’t be available until late 2026—almost two years after the truck’s launch!

A major bummer for those looking to choose the new all-electric pickup for those long travels or making use of the truck’s 14,000 lb. towing capacity. 

2025 Ram 1500 REV Tungsten 4×4. (Ram).

While production is set to commence later this year at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Michigan, the delay in the availability of the larger battery pack may deter those seeking extended range for long travels or heavy towing. However, the Range Extended Paradigm Breaker (REPB) Ramcharger, set to debut in early 2025, could serve as an alternative solution for those needing more range.

Although the REV initially seemed to promise an impressive range, General Motors (GM) has already rolled out their Chevrolet Silverado EV, boasting a range of 440 miles on select trims, which surpasses the REV’s range. To compete, Ram may need to ensure the REV is competitively priced. For instance, the Silverado EV 3WT (Level 3 Work Truck) with a range of 393 miles starts at $72,905 with destination. If Ram can offer a more budget-friendly option with the REV Tradesman model, they may attract customers seeking affordability in an electric pickup.

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