2025 Ram 1500 REV Smashes F-150 Lightning's Towing And Range Estimates

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And gets new range-topping Tungsten trim.

  • 350-mile standard range and optional 500-mile extended range batteries
  • Can tow up to 14,000 pounds, 4,000 lbs more than F-150 Lightning
  • 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW
  • New fully loaded Tungsten trim
  • Confirmed Ram 1500 REV XR range-extender

Ram revealed the fully electric 1500 REV pickup earlier this year but kept many of its specs a secret; that's now changed, as Ram has detailed up to 500 miles of range and a 14,000-pound towing capacity that leaves the Ford F-150 Lightning for dead. Additionally, a new ultra-luxurious trim called the Tungsten has been announced. This information comes just as the REV makes its world debut at the New York International Auto Show.

Compared to the current Ford F-150 Lightning, the new Ram 1500 REV is more powerful, has a much longer claimed range, and can tow more. Of course, Ford could once again raise the bar with its next-gen electric pickup, which is arriving in 2025, but for now, you won't find another electric pickup that can match the specs of the Ram.

2025 Ram 1500 REV Front-End View Ram
2025 Ram 1500 REV Rear-Facing View Ram

Class-Leading Towing Capacity

Ram says it is targeting outputs of 654 horsepower and 620 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of just 4.4 seconds. We expect that these are the most powerful outputs available on more expensive models, but that remains to be seen. The F-150 Lightning has been timed completing the 0-60 sprint in just four seconds even though it makes only 580 hp. That said, the Ford does have more torque at 775 lb-ft. The Chevrolet Silverado EV, meanwhile, has 664 hp and more than 780 lb-ft, hitting 60 mph in under 4.5 seconds, although an exact figure hasn't been claimed.

Ram says its electric pickup can tow up to 14,000 lbs, which we expect to be lower for less powerful models, and has up to 24 inches of water fording capability. Comparatively, the F-150 Lightning and Silverado EV only manage 10,000 lbs. The Ram also beats its Ford competition for payload capacity, with a maximum of 2,700 lbs to Ford's 2,235 lbs and Chevrolet's 1,300 lbs. Chevrolet claims to be working on a model that can tow 20,000 lbs, but that's not yet in existence.

2025 Ram 1500 REV View Out Back Ram

Built on the new STLA Frame platform with a sturdy body-on-frame design, the Ram has two 335-horsepower electric drive modules (EDMs) combining the motor, gearbox, and inverter. A flexible all-wheel-drive system will allow the front wheels to spin freely depending on conditions, while the rear EDM is available with an electronic-locking rear differential.

As with the gas-powered Ram 1500, we expect the 1500 REV to be one of the most comfortable pickups around. It will have a multi-link independent rear suspension equipped as standard and a segment-exclusive active-level four-corner air suspension with adaptive damping.

This adjustable air suspension will not only contribute to impressive road manners but also includes an Entry/Exit mode that will improve ingress and egress. Aero, Normal, Off-Road 1, and Off-Road 2 modes are also available.

2025 Ram 1500 REV Front Angle View Ram
2025 Ram 1500 REV Rear Angle View Ram

Bye-Bye Range Anxiety

The Ram 1500 REV wants to blow the F-150 Lightning and Silverado EV out of the water when it comes to range. The standard truck has a 168-kilowatt-hour battery pack delivering a targeted range of up to 350 miles; the Ford has a maximum EPA-rated range of 320 miles, and Chevrolet claims 400 miles for the Silverado EV. But the big news is that the REV can be optioned with an enormous 229-kWh battery delivering up to 500 miles.

The only other production EV that comes close to that battery size is the Hummer EV Pickup with its 205-kWh battery pack, which already costs a pretty penny to charge at a public fast-charging station. Still, 500 miles for an electric pickup is very impressive, and even with some towing, the REV should still have a decent range.

Ram made mention of a REV XR "to follow" at a later stage which will have a "class-shattering range." This won't be a pure-electric truck but is instead likely to be the promised range-extender model with a small gas engine that acts as a generator.

2025 Ram 1500 REV Charging Point Ram

When it arrives, the Ram 1500 REV will offer some of the fastest charging speeds in the industry. Thanks to its 800-volt architecture and maximum DC fast charging of up to 350 kW, both batteries can add up to 110 miles of range in only 10 minutes. Here, we must mention the F-150 Lightning yet again; it can charge at up to 150 kW, and 10 minutes of charging for certain models will only yield around 54 miles of range, so the Ram can add roughly double the range in the same amount of time.

The charging port for the Ram is positioned on the driver's side front quarter panel, with the top half dedicated to Level 1 and Level 2 AC charging and the bottom for DC fast charging.

The truck will also offer vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-home, and vehicle-to-grid bi-directional charging. This allows it to power small appliances, charge another EV, or even your home. A 7.2-kW onboard power panel is situated in the bed area, and there is a 3.6-kW socket that's available in the frunk.

2025 Ram 1500 REV Hood Badge Ram
2025 Ram 1500 REV Emblem Ram

Mega Practicality

In front, the new one-touch power-operated frunk measures 15 cubic feet, surpassing the F-150 Lightning's 14.1 cubes. The new 1500 REV has a body-side character line that stretches all the way from front to back, and it rides on 20- or 22-inch wheels with all-terrain tires.

Five trims - Tradesman, Big Horn/Lone Star, Laramie, Limited, and Tungsten - will be available, but only the Tungsten has a new power tailgate as standard. More storage is provided in the available RamBox which is illuminated, weatherproof, lockable, and has a 115-volt outlet.

Ram did not, however, reveal the size or total cargo capacity of the bed, so the 1500 REV may not be the best in these specific aspects.


Luxurious Tungsten Trim

Finally, we can get a closer look at the interior of this new pickup. As with its gas-powered sibling, Ram once again set out to create a luxurious, refined space with premium materials and attractive color schemes. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the new Tungsten trim - think of it as Ram's answer to the Toyota Tundra Capstone or GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate - with its Indigo/Sea Salt colorway, dual-textured metal accents with diamond knurling, and suede-wrapped headliner.

This model has quilted leather seats that are 24-way power-adjustable, heated, and ventilated in front. The seats even have powered headrests and massage functions. The Tungsten boasts dual wireless chargers and a Klipsch Reference Premiere sound system with 23 speakers.


Embracing The Digital Age

But it's not just the Tungsten that enjoys all the spoils, as this is the most advanced Ram pickup range yet. Depending on the model, the REV 1500 comes with either 12- or 14.5-inch reconfigurable touchscreens with split-screen functionality. A new 10.25-inch passenger-side screen is available with the ability for this passenger to access navigation and entertainment features. This passenger can even view the exterior via the external cameras. Underpinning these screens is the user-friendly Uconnect 5 infotainment software.

Expanding the total screen real estate is a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 10-inch color head-up display. Ram has not explicitly stated which of these features may be standard or optional.

Being an electric pickup, the manufacturer's EV Pages provides a surfeit of information about the electric drivetrain, including power flow, charging level, driving history, and a lot more. Elsewhere, customers will find an e-shifter, new regen buttons, and a redesigned starter button.


A variety of driver-assistance technologies will be available, including adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, and more. The truck is also capable of One Pedal Driving that can bring it to a stop without needing to depress the brake pedal at all.

"The all-electric Ram 1500 REV is a monumental milestone on our continued journey to offer the industry's best electrified solutions and further fortifies our award-winning lineup," said Mike Koval Jr., Ram brand CEO. "Our all-new Ram 1500 REV pushes past the competition in areas customers care about most, including range, towing, payload, and charge time."

If the Ram 1500 REV went on sale today at a competitive price - pricing remains unknown at this stage - its specs would instantly send it to the top of the class. The one consolation for its rivals is that it's only expected to be released late in 2024. By then, Ford and Rivian may have had time to work on their own offerings to bring it up to speed with the new Ram.


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