Ford’s hybrid lineup has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years as customers seek more fuel efficient options without the inconveniences associated with pure electric vehicles, which is precisely why it plans to continue making them for the foreseeable future. The Ford F-150 PowerBoost – in particular – has proven to be incredibly popular since its debut for the 2021 model year, which prompted The Blue Oval to ramp up production and make the hybrid a no-cost option for the refreshed 2024 F-150. Now, months after revealing its battery-electric Ram 1500 REV, Stellantis has revealed something that’s a bit of a rival to both the PowerBoost and F-150 Lightning – the all-new 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger.
The 2024 Ram 1500 Ramcharger shares a platform with the REV, but it isn’t a pure EV – nor is it really a hybrid, either. Instead, the new Ramcharger is technically a plug-in hybrid, albeit one with a rather large 70.8 kWh battery pack that provides an impressive 145 miles of pure EV driving range, but it’s also paired with a gas engine in the form of the 3.6L Pentastar V6, which powers a generator designed to produce electricity for the battery, as well as power the truck itself.
Once the Ram 1500 Ramcharger’s battery pack gets below a certain state of charge, that gas engine kicks in to extend range, depending on what drive mode the truck is in at the time. Thanks to its 400-volt electrical architecture, the PHEV pickup can charge at a rate of up to 145 kilowatts, which adds 50 miles of range in 10 minutes. Plus, the 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger can also provide bi-directional charging capabilities of up to 7.2 kWh for EVs or powering homes.
Of course, the other benefit of such a setup is that the Ramcharger is a pretty capable performer, too – with 663 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque feeding all four wheels as needed (the front wheels aren’t powered in more economical scenarios), 0-60 takes a mere 4.4 seconds, and with a 27-gallon gas tank on board, it can travel up to 690 miles with a max payload of 2,625 pounds and max towing stated to be 14,000 pounds. Otherwise, it’s somewhat difficult to tell the Ramcharger apart from the rest of the refreshed 2025 Ram lineup, save for a few unique styling cues and special badging.
Those interested in purchasing a 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger will have to wait a while to do so, as the new model isn’t expected to launch until the end of 2024. Pricing hasn’t been revealed yet either, but Ram is taking reservations for a limited time at RamRev.com.