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2025 Ram 1500 REV Debuts As Future Ford F-150 Lightning Foe

The Ford F-150 Lightning is still a fairly new product after having launched for the 2022 model year, but it’s also a first-gen Blue Oval EV – meaning that the second-gen model will look much different. Aside from being simpler and more updatable, the next-generation F-150 Lightning will also be profitable when it launches, which is expected to happen in 2025 – a year that also just so happens to be when production of the secretive “Project T3” EV pickup begins at BlueOval City in Tennessee. In the meantime, after initially shunning EVs, Stellantis is playing a bit of catch up with its recently-revealed 2025 Ram 1500 REV concept, though now, the production version of that machine has officially debuted with some impressive specs.

2025 Ram 1500 REV - Exterior 003 - Front

Perhaps the most impressive thing about the 2025 Ram 1500 REV are its battery options, which consist of either a standard 168 kWh battery pack offering a targeted 350 miles of range, or a larger 229 kWh unit that is expected to deliver a whopping 500 miles of range on a single charge. Those numbers are clearly superior to the F-150 Lightning, which in top extended range spec packs a 131 kWh battery delivering 320 miles of range.

2025 Ram 1500 REV - Interior 001

Charging speeds are equally impressive, as Ram says that the 1500 REV can add 110 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes, courtesy of 800-volt DC fast-charging at speeds of up to 350 kW. That juice flows to a pair of electric motors – one for both the front and rear differentials – which produce 335 horsepower each, while customers can also opt for a rear locking differential to boot. Total output comes in at 654 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque, propelling the EV pickup to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds.

2025 Ram 1500 REV - Interior 002

As is the case with the F-150 Lightning, the 2025 Ram 1500 REV will offer portable power sources consisting of 3.6 kW in the frunk and 7.2 kW  in the bed, and is capable of vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-grid, and vehicle-to-vehicle bidirectional charging. Max payload for the standard version comes in at 2,700 pounds with a towing capacity of 14,000 pounds, while figures for the extended range version haven’t yet been revealed. The EV features a multi-link independent rear suspension and an active-leveling air suspension with adaptive damping at all four corners.

2025 Ram 1500 REV - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

In terms of trims, the Ram 1500 REV will be offered in five of them – Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited, and the range-topping Tungsten. Inside the cabin, all feature a standard 12-inch screen or an optional 14.5-inch unit, along with the concept’s 10.3-inch dash-mounted passenger screen. Production of the all-new 2025 Ram 1500 REV is expected to begin in Q4 of 2024, with deliveries following in early 2025 – though pricing won’t be announced until we get closer to those dates.

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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. David Dickinson II

    I think 500 miles to a charge will go far on reducing range anxiety. And the charging times are impressive. Overall, this is better than the Lightning. But at what price?

    1. Mikeb

      Let’s see how far it goes on a full charge while towing a 14000 pound trailer, or for that matter, a 7000 pound load. Ain’t working for me.

  2. Fordmav

    That’s the goal not the actual numbers

  3. Mackie

    Brute force approach (giant battery with giant weight) and 3 years late to the game. Ford’s all new T3 EV truck will be out less than a year after this bandaid from Dodge shows up.

  4. Z71_Tahoe

    Those are good numbers. However I’m certain it will weigh close to 5 figures and cost at least 6 figures… the not-so-good numbers.

  5. John

    Gross. Glad I got my TRX when I did.

  6. John

    And it can be yours for only $200000

  7. Bill Howland

    I thought they were going to offer a somewhat smallish battery along with a tiny gasoline generator to get you out of a bind if you were on a trip and there were no charging facilities available?

  8. Bill Howland

    I guess you have to provide those facilities yourself such as a dinky Honda inverter/generator (1500-2000 watts) along with a 110 volt charging cord (at 1450 watt charging rate)

  9. Bill Howland

    Since 120/240 volt wire is small and cheap, and it is way under 15 feet from the back to the front of the truck, the duplicate facilities seem dopey when you could just have front and back receptacle locations and a Single inverter and run $25 of wire between them.


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