A Cybertruck is going to look hideous next to this.
You may be totally enamored by your gas-guzzling Ram 1500 and the various special editions it's available in, but last week, it was announced that the truck will get the electric treatment in 2024. A shadowy teaser image accompanied the announcement, which we've now used to inspire our render of the future pickup. While we discuss the design, we'll cover what we already know about the truck, which Stellantis says will "surpass its competition." That's a big claim considering that Stellantis is late to the electric pickup party, but perhaps this is the better route, and perhaps the company can learn from the shortcomings of its rivals.
The teaser image reveals that the 2024 Ram EV will eschew its predecessor's blocky cab for a more angular slope on the C-pillars, but the biggest changes will be seen in a new, full-width LED headlight bar. That C-pillar also appears to be sharkfin-shaped and will integrate into the rear door before sweeping forward above the rocker panel. Large grilles and an aggressive skidplate will characterize the front, while the rear is likely to get a more chiseled appearance too. Under the skin, Stellantis has given us clues as to what kind of platform and range performance we can expect in the new offering.
The Ram 1500 EV will ride on the new STLA Frame platform, a body-on-frame setup. This means it is expected to offer as much as 500 miles of driving range from a single charge. If that proves to be true, then the future Ram pickup will outperform the Ford F-150 Lightning. Of course, to truly gain an upper hand, the 1500 will need to produce more power and provide a better towing capacity than its rivals from Dearborn and the rest of the country. But with these shared platforms, we have no doubt that Stellantis will be able to keep costs down while still delivering the performance we expect, performance that will make gas-guzzlers seem pointless.