Tim Kuniskis, Ram brand CEO of Stellantis stated,
“With unlimited battery-electric range, the Ram 1500 Ramcharger is the pinnacle of the light-duty pickup truck segment and the ultimate electric truck. The new Ramcharger is a beast of a light duty – 663 horsepower, 615 pound-feet of torque, 4-second 0-60 mph, 14,000 pounds of towing and zero need for a public charger.”
It must be noted that “the ultimate electric truck” also comes with a Pentastar 3.6 liter V6 engine, a fuel tank, and an exhaust system. That’s like saying two bent men in a horse costume is a real horse. Power from the V6 engine will charge the batteries, and there is no direct mechanical path from the engine to the wheels, so, technically, it is electrically driven.
Vague marketing hyperbole aside, this vehicle will check a lot of boxes for overlanders as it offers excellent range, load, and towing capacity (payload capacity of 2,625 pounds and, as stated above, towing capacity of 14,000 pounds), the ability to power the campsite or your house, and can be regenerated with a good old fashioned jerry can, should the battery drain completely. The Ramcharger is equipped with a powerful liquid-cooled 92-kilowatt-hour battery pack paired with a 130-kilowatt generator, and this combination, along with the 3.6-liter engine, enables efficient power conversion and impressive range. The truck is designed to offer a total driving range of 690 miles, a figure that calms our range anxiety significantly. Performance metrics for the Ramcharger are also impressive; with a total horsepower of 663 and torque of 615 pound-feet, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. Our only concern is that the Ramcharger, impressive as it may be, will be expensive and heavy due to the integration of two power systems.
Charging the Ramcharger is made convenient and versatile by integrating Free2move Charge, which provides various charging solutions. The vehicle supports three levels of charging and can gain an additional 50 miles of range in just 10 minutes with 400-volt DC fast charging. The Ramcharger also features a power output of up to 4.8 kilowatts in the truck bed, with an optional power panel offering up to 7.2 kilowatts. This capability may be instrumental in emergencies, providing power for a home for up to 30 days when the grid is down.
The Ramcharger includes the Hands-Free Active Driving Assist for enhanced driving comfort, allowing for a safer and more relaxed driving experience on longer journeys. The One Pedal Driving Mode adds to the efficiency and ease of driving by utilizing regenerative braking for energy recuperation.
In terms of onboard technology, the Ramcharger includes up to 24 inches of total screen space as the interior features three large, advanced screens, offering access to various entertainment and information options. The truck also introduces digital key technology compatible with the iPhone and Apple Watch, enabling keyless access and operation. The digital key feature can be shared with other compatible devices while the owner retains control.
As expected, the Ramcharger will be a premium package; the Tungsten trim level adds luxury with 22-inch aluminum wheels, premium leather seats, a Klipsch Reference Premiere Audio System, and other upscale features. The interior is enhanced with high-quality materials like real wood and carbon fiber accents.
Finally, the Ramcharger makes accessing the cargo area more convenient with a power tailgate that can be controlled via a key fob, a button in the overhead console, or the tailgate handle. The available RamBox Cargo Management System provides secure, organized storage solutions. Essentially, this vehicle will check many boxes as an overland vehicle.
Available in 2025, pricing is yet to be confirmed, as are details such as total vehicle weight, fuel economy, and tailpipe emissions.
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