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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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?
Where are you going to find an 800 volt dc fast charger. If you charge that at home on level 1 charger it may take a week to fully charge. The battery must weigh over 1500 pounds. Sounds silly
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.
That’s the goal not the actual numbers
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.
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.
Gross. Glad I got my TRX when I did.
And it can be yours for only $200000
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?
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)
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.
Yup love the 800 volt charger. Especially because I’m seeing those pop up on every corner, and most people are installing them in their houses and outside their apartment buildings. Then there’s the power plants being built in every city. And the way the streets are being dug up to lay the lines. All of that is in full speed ahead mode, especially here in California where EV is king and we’re installing 1600 chargers a week to meet the needs for our 2035 edict.
Am I too late for April 1 ?
Unfortunately in NY State these things are all too true….. But the electric car charging requirement is a drop in the bucket compared to the HUGE changes necessary to make sale of ALL ELECTRIC Appliances and Electric Heating in very cold NY State.
GM and FORD are turning out so few EVs that they couldn’t possibly cause an infrastructure problem… GM is especially in trouble since world wide sales of this (“No Longer American” – by their own description – Car Company) have fallen off a CLIFF.
Not only can they NOT make a substantial number of EVs, they can’t make many ICE vehicles either, or at least, those that people want… Meanwhile Tesla is churning out plenty at old discarded GM plants – that is the real April fool’s joke.
One EV uses about the same electricity saved as more efficient air conditioners, and non-incandescent lighting…. Whether it was right or not for the gov’ts to mandate this – the fact is most people are using a lot less electricity that can simply be used to charge up ONE ev with no changes whatsoever…. But electric heat, water heaters, and appliances are an IMPOSSIBLE increase. Nothing to be grandfathered. Which will begin happening in NY State next year, and fully mandated for EVERYONE by 2030. Good Luck !!!