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We got an up-close look at the Ram 1500 REV, an electric truck with a 500-mile range set to take on the F-150 Lightning and Cybertruck

The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.

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  • We got an early look at the 2025 Ram 1500 REV. 
  • The electric pickup hits streets in 2024 and challenges EV trucks from Ford and GM. 
  • It promises an unmatched 500 miles of range, but Ram hasn’t released pricing yet. 
Ram is a bit late to the electric-pickup game, entering after rivals like Ford and General Motors, but it’s making up for the delay with a truck that’s downright impressive.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The brand revealed details about the Ram 1500 REV, its battery-powered pickup truck that’s going into production in 2024.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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It showed off the truck at the New York International Auto Show this week, where we got an early glimpse at the F-150 Lightning (and eventual Tesla Cybertruck) competitor.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The most eye-popping detail released this week was the REV’s targeted maximum range of 500 miles.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The longest-range Tesla travels 405 miles on a charge, while the top offering from startup Lucid Motors, the current range king, has an EPA rating of 520 miles.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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All the electric pickups on roads today — the F-150 Lighting, Rivian R1T, and GMC Hummer EV — offer a bit over 300 miles.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The decision to go big on range came from conversations with current Ram customers, who are concerned about running out of juice too early and often, Brant Combs, head of Ram 1500 marketing, told Insider.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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“One of the main compromises that truck customers felt like they were making was range anxiety, particularly while towing,” he said.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The 500-mile model will come with a 229-kWh battery pack, which is about triple the capacity of a Tesla Model Y SUV.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The truck will come standard with a smaller battery pack that can provide up to 350 miles of driving, Ram said.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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That also blows the rest of the EV truck world out of the water. But we won’t know how good a deal it is until Ram releases pricing.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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Since the REV will be able to charge using the most powerful public plugs (those rated at 350 kilowatts), it should add 110 miles of range in 10 minutes.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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According to Ram, the REV will be able to tow up to 14,000 pounds and carry 2,700 pounds in its bed.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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Packing 654 horsepower and 620 pound-feet of torque, the REV should scoot to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds, Ram estimates.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The bed has power outlets that owners can use to power their home, another vehicle, or tailgating accessories like stereo systems.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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If that isn’t enough storage, owners can plunk extra cargo in the front trunk, which offers 15 cubic feet of space.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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That’s about the same size as a Toyota Camry’s trunk. Optionally, buyers can add extra power outlets there, too.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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And if you need even more storage space — this is a truck after all — there are integrated cubbies built into the bed.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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From the outside, the REV looks a whole lot like a standard, aggressive truck — but sleeker and smoother.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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Its slim, LED lights lend a futuristic look.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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Inside, the REV feels massive, just like other full-sized trucks.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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The Tungsten model on display will be the fanciest, most expensive REV. And it was super cushy and comfortable.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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It had a 23-speaker Klipsch stereo system …The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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… lots of carbon-fiber accents …The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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… rich leather upholstery …The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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… and a giant glass roof.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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It had a secondary 10.25-inch screen that passengers can use for entertainment or navigation.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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Plus, there’s a generous digital gauge cluster behind the steering wheel.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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Front and center you’ll find a large touchscreen that’s available in 12 and 14.5-inch versions.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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When it hits the market, the Ram 1500 REV will compete most closely with the Ford F-150 Lightning, Chevrolet Silverado EV, GMC Hummer EV, and GMC Sierra EV.The 2024 Ram 1500 REV.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV.

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