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Ram 1500 REV Revealed As All-New Ford F-150 Lightning Rival

Back in July 2021, Stellantis announced a major EV initiative for the North American market that includes a $35.5 billion dollar investment and multiple new models launching in the coming years. One of those new EVs is the Ram 1500 BEV, which the automaker previously admitted was being benchmarked against the Ford F-150 Lightning as it aims to make a better product than its competitor, too. Ford Authority spotted a Ram 1500 BEV mule driving around back in October, but otherwise, we had nothing more than vague renderings and a concept to go by, at least until now, as Stellantis has officially revealed its forthcoming EV pickup in production form.

Ram 1500 REV Rear Three Quarters

However, outside of confirming the future model’s name, Stellantis hasn’t yet provided too many details about this future F-150 Lightning competitor – though it did release some photos of the production-ready pickup, which reveal that like the Lightning, it looks a lot like its ICE-powered counterparts. Reservations for the first battery-electric light-duty Ram pickup truck are open now via the Rev Insider+ program. According to the automaker, for a one-time $100 refundable fee, reservation holders earn privileges that include a chance to reserve a place in line for their pre-order and score exclusive access to events, news, and information regarding the Ram 1500 REV before it enters production in 2024.

Ram 1500 REV Front

“The Ram brand has redefined the pickup truck segment before and will once again with the all-new Ram 1500 REV,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO – Stellantis. “We believe in bringing the right range of powertrain solutions to our customers, and the Ram 1500 REV will be the first in a lineup of electrified solutions that will add to our current award-winning truck lineup. We are on an exciting electrification journey that will see Ram push past the competition in areas customers care about the most: range, payload, towing, and charge time.”

Ram 1500 REV Rear Three-Quarters

As Ford Authority reported last month, the Ram 1500 REV is expected to offer a range extender gas engine that aims to give EV owners a little extra peace of mind in the event that they’re traveling and worried about running out of charge, at which point they could rely on the generator to get them to their destination.

We’ll have more on everything Ford’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. RWFA

    In the old days, Ford might have taken out a full page ad, “Welcome To The Party RAM, (what took you so long?)” Imagine it accompanied by the iconic image of a bloodied John McClain standing in the shattered window and looking down at the late to arrive cops.

    As Ram launches its 1G BEV pickup, Ford will be launching its 2G Lightning.

    At least the last 1-1/2 years worth of the K-street scripted cacophony “Ram refused to do BEV” looks like it has had a stake driven through its heart by Ram itself.

    Similarly, it looks like the troll team’s uber stupid “go woke go broke” theme got a second stake through its heart this morning.

    Because, our K-street FUDsters chorus of “Toyota refused” ideologically driven vomit looks like it has been hosed down this morning by none other than Mr Sato, Toyota’s new CEO with his exhortation to the troops and the markets of a new “BEV-first mindset” for Toyota.

    So at least we are making progress, slaying one sociopathic paid for lie after the other.

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  2. David Dickinson II

    Their Super Bowl commercial tying sexual dysfunction to their truck was one of the oddest marketing choices for a vehicle that I’ve ever seen.

    An EV truck with a gasoline generator for backup still smacks of the absurd.

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    1. RWFA

      I missed the part about a generator but I thought the commercial was funny and a clever use of psychological levers.

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  3. Rando

    Love it. That’s a nice looking truck! I’m glad they didn’t go full ev Silverado with the design. Can’t wait!

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    1. RWFA

      Agree. Good looking truck.

      I like the backlighted body jewelry.

      Reminds of the glowing apple on the old MacBooks.

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  4. Zviera

    Styling has too much of the used bar of soap look for me. Trucks need some edges.

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    1. RWFA

      You would not have liked PN-96 then.

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      1. Zviera

        Correct, too droopy faced, needed a stronger jawline.

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  5. Bob

    The concept looked innovative even without the suicide doors the actual truck looks, like a truck. Nothing creative about it. I bet it will even have a transmission tunnel in it even though there is no transmission. Its not going to age well.

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