The decision to finally produce 2024 Dodge Ram 1500 EV may be a late one, but it’s better than not coming with any electrifying product. After all, Ram says that the performance of its upcoming electric truck lineups would make it up for the late launch. Will the new Ram 1500 be that good?
The Current Condition
The 1500 EV would be Ram’s base entry level within the full size (truck) category. Full size trucks are basically big business. This category matters so much; especially with 1500 being an award winning model. However, when compared to other brands and models, Ram is pretty late in the electric truck segment. It means that they need to work extra hard to make sure that their 1500 would stand out among the others.
The 2024 Dodge Ram 1500 EV would be constructed on the novel (and advanced) STLA Frame, which is dedicated entirely for the EV structure. This STLA platform supports both light duty and also heavy duty EV trucks, including the one using fuel cell to produce electricity. It’s highly likely that it is also coming with range extender, which is called as the Range Electric Paradigm Breaker (by Ram).
Powertrain and Performance
There would be dual (electric) motors located on the back and front to provide all wheel driving system. The battery pack may reach 200 kWh, so it can support the (promised) 500 miles of distance. When it is supported by the 800V architecture, it would affect the fast charging capability, delivering impeccable result.
Design and Style
The company wants to create a different look for the future 1500, so the plan is to modernize the appearance. The overall style would be sleek and dramatic, so the 1500 would be completely different from the other conventional trucks. The company said that they are going to make up for their downsides by focusing on the 1500’s best features, which include the charging time, the (electric) range, the payload, and also the towing ability. They will make sure that these features would be the best in their classes.
Expect improved quality and better materials in the interior cabin. The company wants to combine smart technologies, big screens, plush cabin, punchy engine, and limitless high quality materials to create the best outcome. With the starting price of $45,000, the new 1500 is definitely not cheap.
Q and A
Q: What models are considered the main rivals to the 1500?
A: Some of the competitors include Rivian R1T, GMC Hummer EV, Ford F-150 Lightning GMC Sierra EV, and Chevy Silverado.
Q: Is it true that the upcoming Ram 1500 would be all new?
A: Yes. It would be a completely new ride with new platform, running on electric juice
Q: When will the 1500 be offered to the public and be made available at dealerships?
A: The predicted time would be in 2023, closing to the end of the year. But many have predicted that the most possible timeline would be the early of 2024. But we can’t really be sure, so let’s wait for the company’s official announcement regarding their 2024 Dodge Ram 1500.