The brand-new 2023 Ram 1500 EV will be the first all-electric version of the brand’s renowned half-ton truck, debuting in the near future. The majority of the information is not yet public, and we are eager to learn more about this concept. In addition to its regular body-on-frame chassis and typical AWD configuration, Ram promises that the EV variant will have a driving range of up to 500 miles and the ability to tow more than 10,000 pounds.
Other preliminary promises include up to 150 kWh of quick charging and a high level of autonomous driving. While the electrified Ram 1500 will follow the Ford F-150 Lightning and, presumably, the Chevy Silverado EV, it may be able to benefit from any mistakes made by its competition.
Ram 1500 EV Will Look Cleaner and More Futuristic
It is currently hard to predict how the 2023 Ram 1500 EV will look. The Ram 1500 EV, like the F-150 Lightning, will undoubtedly include a slew of additional amenities. Furthermore, features such as the closed grille and cleaner look are almost guaranteed to appear. Moreover, the styling will change, and we anticipate considerable improvements. On the other hand, unless Ram exposes the original design, all we can do is predict and hope for a nice surprise.
Inside the cabin, a similar story unfolds. The forthcoming 2023 Ram 1500 EV will be taller than the standard Ram 1500 pickup. In addition to more expensive materials, the cabin will have a more simple appearance. Furthermore, we foresee a somewhat larger touchscreen choice. A 12-inch Uconnect display is now optional and extremely functional. As we said, Ram promised a lot of novelties and a higher level of autonomous driving.
Driving Range, Towing Capacity
The Ram 1500 EV’s battery capacity or charging time is still a mystery. However, Ram has indicated that the model would have a driving range of up to 500 miles. That’s 200 miles farther than the current range estimate for the F-150 Lightning. The Ram 1500 EV is thought to be capable of charging at up to 150 kWh per hour using a DC fast charger.
When discussing the maximum towing capability of the Ram 1500 EV, the manufacturer did not disclose specific data, and it did not discuss load capacity at all. The automaker, on the other hand, claims that its all-electric pickup truck will be able to tow more than its EV competitors. The official maximum towing capacity of the F-150 Lightning is 10,000 pounds, so expect the Ram to outperform that. More details will become available at some point next year.
2023 Ram 1500 EV Release Date, Price
The price of the 2023 Ram 1500 EV is far from available. We’ll learn more about the trim level prices later next year. Furthermore, it will be fascinating to see a completely new list of standard and optional amenities. According to reports, the Ford F-150 Lightning will cost around $42,000. Because of that, we’d expect the electric Ram 1500 to start at around $45,000. This model is expected to debut in the second half of 2023, possibly as the 2024MY, which is always a possibility.