2025 Ram 1500 Rev -- Range Extension

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

One of the challenges of EV adoption is range, or lack thereof. But as the technology improves, range gets closer and closer to what's offered by internal-combustion vehicles.

See the 2025 Ram 1500 Rev for evidence.

To be clear, we all know that claimed range and real-world range aren't the same thing, with range often dipping substantially if drivers are heavy-footed, or the weather is cold, or the vehicle is used for towing. So we're going to approach Ram's claims with appropriate skepticism.

Those claims are this: The Rev will have a range of up to 350 miles with the standard 168-kWh battery pack and up to 500 miles with the optional 229-kWh battery pack.

Ram is also claiming the ability to add 110 miles of range in 10 minutes on an 800-volt DC fast charger at up to 350 kW. The truck offers Level 1 or 2 AC charging, as well.

Does the Ram Rev have a front trunk? Frunk yeah, it does, and it measures a claimed 15 cubic feet.

The Rev is offering vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-home, and vehicle-to-grid (and vice versa) charging. The bed has an onboard panel that can provide up to 7.2 kW of power, and the frunk will have a similar panel that can give users up to 3.6 kW of juice.

Towing matters to truck buyers, and as such the Ram Rev has a max capacity of 14,000 pounds, with a max payload of up to 2,700 pounds.

The truck makes use of Stellantis' new STLA Frame body-on-frame platform, which is built specifically for full-size EVs. Like, say, an EV full-size truck.

Other available highlights: A 14.5-inch touchscreen for the UConnect 5 infotainment system, a 12.5-inch digital gauge cluster, a 10.25-inch screen for passengers, a digital rearview mirror, premium audio, heated and cooled seats, and a head-up display. And that's just the interior.

Ram is promising an upcoming XR trim that will offer even more range, and this truck gets a fully-loaded Tungsten trim. Other trims include Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, and Limited.

Ram is targeting a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds, thanks to 654 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque. Off-roaders take note -- Ram is claiming up to 14 inches of water fording.

Ram's Rev uses two 250-kilowatt electric motors, one on each axle. This allows for all-wheel drive, though the front wheels can spin freely in certain conditions. The rear axle has an electronic locking differential.

There are more tricks up this truck's sleeve. The rear suspension is independent, and all four wheels get an air suspension with active damping and five modes. The wheels are 20 or 22 inches, depending on what you choose.

There's the usual suite of driver-aid systems, and drivers can use their phone as a key. Key EV data can be accessed in the infotainment system. Oh, and like with most EVs, there is one-pedal driving.

You say you want a Revolution? With apologies to the Fab Four, you can get one from Ram -- though we don't yet know when, or how much it will cost you.

[Images: Ram, © 2023 Chris Tonn/TTAC]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • UncleAL UncleAL on Apr 05, 2023

    nah.....I currently have a Challenger...I'm kinda emotional about it...they'll probably produce both...one for Dodge to continue the performance division, and one for Chrysler to save the brand (as a Cordoba)....hope Stellantis figures this one out and thanks me.....give me the Dodge and I'll be happy...

    • Frank Frank on Apr 06, 2023

      Seems they dont know what to do just yet, just the charger banshee or keep the challenger too. Make banshee a 4 door? Use both as EV and keep gas options? Time will tell. FYI the banshee does have an 800V system and can produce well over 1000hp (and will), the 400V ones can make near 700hp which they already showed.

  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Apr 06, 2023

    Ironic. A Ram EV thread and only one comment from Edsel Bogdan Flexerov.

  • Dartdude Having the queen of nothing as the head of Dodge is a recipe for disaster. She hasn't done anything with Chrysler for 4 years, May as well fold up Chrysler and Dodge.
  • Pau65792686 I think there is a need for more sedans. Some people would rather drive a car over SUV’s or CUV’s. If Honda and Toyota can do it why not American brands. We need more affordable sedans.
  • Tassos Obsolete relic is NOT a used car.It might have attracted some buyers in ITS DAY, 1985, 40 years ago, but NOT today, unless you are a damned fool.
  • Stan Reither Jr. Part throttle efficiency was mentioned earlier in a postThis type of reciprocating engine opens the door to achieve(slightly) variable stroke which would provide variable mechanical compression ratio adjustments for high vacuum (light load) or boost(power) conditions IMO
  • Joe65688619 Keep in mind some of these suppliers are not just supplying parts, but assembled components (easy example is transmissions). But there are far more, and the more they are electronically connected and integrated with rest of the platform the more complex to design, engineer, and manufacture. Most contract manufacturers don't make a lot of money in the design and engineering space because their customers to that. Commodity components can be sourced anywhere, but there are only a handful of contract manufacturers (usually diversified companies that build all kinds of stuff for other brands) can engineer and build the more complex components, especially with electronics. Every single new car I've purchased in the last few years has had some sort of electronic component issue: Infinti (battery drain caused by software bug and poorly grounded wires), Acura (radio hiss, pops, burps, dash and infotainment screens occasionally throw errors and the ignition must be killed to reboot them, voice nav, whether using the car's system or CarPlay can't seem to make up its mind as to which speakers to use and how loud, even using the same app on the same trip - I almost jumped in my seat once), GMC drivetrain EMF causing a whine in the speakers that even when "off" that phased with engine RPM), Nissan (didn't have issues until 120K miles, but occassionally blew fuses for interior components - likely not a manufacturing defect other than a short developed somewhere, but on a high-mileage car that was mechanically sound was too expensive to fix (a lot of trial and error and tracing connections = labor costs). What I suspect will happen is that only the largest commodity suppliers that can really leverage their supply chain will remain, and for the more complex components (think bumper assemblies or the electronics for them supporting all kinds of sensors) will likley consolidate to a handful of manufacturers who may eventually specialize in what they produce. This is part of the reason why seemingly minor crashes cost so much - an auto brand does nst have the parts on hand to replace an integrated sensor , nor the expertice as they never built them, but bought them). And their suppliers, in attempt to cut costs, build them in way that is cheap to manufacture (not necessarily poorly bulit) but difficult to replace without swapping entire assemblies or units).I've love to see an article on repair costs and how those are impacting insurance rates. You almost need gap insurance now because of how quickly cars depreciate yet remain expensive to fix (orders more to originally build, in some cases). No way I would buy a CyberTruck - don't want one, but if I did, this would stop me. And it's not just EVs.