The Ram 1500 Revolution battery-electric vehicle (BEV) concept, which offers a peek into the future of the Ram Truck and highlights how one of the industry’s top truck brands can once transform the pickup truck market, was unveiled at CES 2023. The concept displays many innovations that will be seen in Ram’s future trucks, especially as it moves toward electrification.
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A glimpse into Ram’s future
To better meet consumer expectations, Ram will distinguish itself by providing a range of entirely electric solutions, including a Ram 1500 BEV that will redefine its market in 2024. The complete Ram portfolio will provide electrified options with ground-breaking, cutting-edge technology in the next years. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept lays forth how Ram will surpass future EV offers from rivals.
“The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept is our clearest signal yet that we’re on the precipice of something extraordinary at Ram and points directly to where we’re going on our electrified journey. At Ram, we’ve redefined what pickup trucks can be, and we will do so again by pushing past what competitors are offering by delivering the best electric pickups on the market,” said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO at Stellantis.
Ram’s important contribution to Stellantis‘ Dare Forward 2030 strategy goal to lead the way the world moves by providing cutting-edge, eco-friendly, secure, and cost-effective mobility solutions includes the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept.
With its ground-breaking Ram 1500 BEV production model, Ram will alter the pickup truck market once again in 2024. It will be the best in a number of categories that matter to consumers the most: towing, payload, range, and charging time.
Ram 1500 Revolution comes with a futuristic design
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept offers an incredible glimpse into the ideal pickup truck as a part of Ram trucks’ future. The goal of Ram’s external design team was to redefine the pickup truck market by developing a cutting-edge idea that oozes heroism, upholds its mission, and is ecologically conscious.
The exterior of the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept is brutal but attractive. The brand-new face of Ram, which sports a completely animated LED “tuning fork” design, is adorned with an animated and contemporary “R-A-M” insignia. The doors have been redesigned as a big saloon-style entrance that reveals a vast interior area devoid of a B-pillar.
Bright LED lights have been deftly incorporated into the front bumper flares, and fully animated LED taillamps and badging showcase lighting improvements. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept builds on Ram’s standing as the leader in off-road and performance trucks in North America. It has an integrated fascia design with a skid plate and innovative pivoting tow hooks that can fit flat.
A new motorized frunk that adds capabilities and storage has been intelligently incorporated throughout and has one-touch open and shut functionality. The lengthy list of powered features is completed by other powered features such as a powered charge-port door located on the driver’s side front quarter panel, a powered tailgate, flush-mounted door handles, powered side steps, and a powered rear step with an active diffuser.
The design includes ground-breaking side-view mirrors that are more compact, and lighter, and employ 3D printed materials for the best aerodynamics and least drag. The side-view mirrors are lower in size because they employ digital cameras to record the environment around the vehicle.
While charging, the charge port is illuminated and blinks. It will make an audible sound once it is plugged in and charging has started. On the top half of the charge port are Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging ports, while on the bottom half is a DC fast charging port.
A motorized multifunction tailgate and a bigger RamBox are recognizable Ram design features with increased functionality. With a brand-new, distinctive form, the sharp hourglass body shape and fender wells accommodate 35-inch tires. The 24-inch wheels on the 1500 Revolution BEV Concept include center caps that light up and remain in place, and the vehicle is self-leveling.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept is designed on the ground-breaking STLA Frame EV platform, which allows for these novel dimensions. The design team was able to move the cabin forward and extend the cabin thanks to new sophisticated safety features and smaller, more powerful electric motors.
The cabin of the 1500 Revolution BEV Concept is four inches longer than that of a typical production truck, providing more space and comfort while keeping the bed’s length constant.
Technology and comfort best describe the interior
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept features what is referred to as a “one-space environment,” which allows for a variety of interior arrangements. A redesigned internal arrangement that provides even more versatility with space to establish a workstation or for your next journey supports the “one space environment” motif.
A new design results in a much larger interior and longer cabin, and the size of the battery permits increased cargo room. Ram’s rail attachment/floor track system, Ram Track, gives the seats and console in the cabin flexibility as well as the option for useable tie-downs or additional storage. Ram Track is built into the bed and the frunk as well, providing genuine flexibility from front to rear.
The second-row club taxi was first introduced about fifty years ago. After 50 years, Ram is still improving on these elements that have changed the automotive industry, and the 1500 BEV Concept adds third-row jump seats. Jump seats are installed on the motorized mid-gate and the bottom portion is detachable for storage in the bed or outside the car.
With the tailgate closed, the motorized glass mid-gate allows for a pass-through (and into the frunk) that can accommodate things up to 18 feet long.
Flexibility in the seating and console was a priority, and the center console could be removed for even more room. The armrest of the center console may be used as a desk surface on demand. The 1500 Revolution BEV Concept provides several adjustable seating combinations when combined with mid-gate and jump-seat options.
Lightweight chairs include extended reclining, work, conference, and jump seat modes, as well as integrated seatbelts, grab grips and speakers that can fold flat. The second and third rows of jump seats benefit from the much higher interior room since they have limo-like spaciousness.
Inside the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept, the “tuning fork” design can be seen running the length of the dashboard and continuing a theme line to the mid-gate. A centerpiece of a room packed with cutting-edge technology gives up to 28 inches of screen area on a complete touchscreen panel made up of two displays.
The bottom display may be removed and utilized in various locations around the vehicle in one of three orientations, depending on the work at hand: minimum view expanded view, and full-screen view. The Ram rail attachment method also allows for the sliding of the top screen.
Modern technology is combined with the rearview mirror to enhance convenience and safety. The rearview mirror, which is far smaller than conventional truck mirrors without sacrificing functionality, is packed with high-end technology, including a smart backup camera with 360-degree views, speakers, and receivers compatible with voice assistants like Alexa and Siri.
To provide the driver with a 360-degree picture of the inside digital panels, the camera in reverse combines images from many other cameras surrounding the vehicle. This makes it easier for the driver to view their surroundings, which improves safety and helps prevent accidents, particularly while backing up to a trailer.
The mirror also has extra backup flood lighting, which is beneficial in low-light settings and adds to vision while backing up the vehicle. The rearview mirror also connects with biometric cameras that watch the truck’s surroundings when it gets closer to things and is being approached, in addition to the backup camera.
Advanced onboard technology is highlighted by digital side-view mirrors and an augmented reality (AR) head-up display (HUD).
A steering wheel with a flat top and bottom that collapses gives better hand grips, capacitive controls, digital displays, and an illuminated “RAM” emblem. Owners may set the sun visors or the full electro-chromatic roof with the option to change the opaqueness thanks to tactile swiping technology. The electro-chromatic panels and integrated roof rails on the whole glass roof have ambient lighting that is controlled via the overhead console.
The inside of the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept has distinctive and resourceful materials as a consequence of sustainability is a major consideration throughout development. Examples include the durable and lightweight Greyslate Nanostone Veneer and the naturally animal- and cruelty-free Apple Leather, a byproduct of the apple industry.
Additionally, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept has a distinctively textured floor made of recycled rubber and cork particles to increase usefulness and endurance.
The design team at Ram aimed to provide concepts that would give each passenger a unique and customized experience that connected them to their digital life and to other passengers in an effortless way. The employment of artificial intelligence and the freedom to work and play from any location were also major topics of discussion.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept offers a look at cutting-edge technology, a completely connected customer experience, and enhanced mobility features that inspire confidence in hard-working individuals every day, regardless of their line of employment.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept transforms the driving and passenger experiences by delivering seamless connection. By using cutting-edge technology, the idea develops a linked hub that connects a consumer’s digital lifestyle to the car and creates an environment that is unique to each passenger.
Electric performance and charging
Two electric drive modules (EDMs), which are placed in the front and back of the vehicle to maximize passenger space and enable the spacious frunk, power the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept’s all-wheel drive system. The Ram 1500 BEV Concept has the possibility for future high-performance applications since it is built to support greater capacity EDMs.
With 800-volt DC fast charging operating at up to 350 kW, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept can increase its range by up to 100 miles in around ten minutes.
Ram presented a new inductive robot charger, or Ram Charger, at CES 2023 as part of the brand’s aim on offering customers a wide range of cutting-edge innovative technologies. This charger will make home charging as simple as possible. It moves into place and positions itself beneath the car automatically after sensing its presence and determining its charging requirements.
Smart-charge functionality will enable charging during off-peak hours, enhancing consumer convenience and ensuring their safety.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept has four-wheel steering with up to 15 degrees of flexibility, which is intended to boost the vehicle’s steering responsiveness at high speeds as well as provide better vehicle mobility while parking at low speeds and on congested off-road trails.
The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept has a body-on-frame construction that effectively integrates the battery pack and is based on the company’s STLA Frame platform.
Three driving modes are possible with adjustable air suspension: off-road, ingress/egress, and aero.