Although it won’t be coming to market for a while, the 2024 Ram 1500 EV will be the first all-electric version of the brand’s regular half-ton pickup. In addition to its conventional body-on-frame construction and standard all-wheel drive, Ram claims the truck will have a driving range of up to 500 miles and be able to tow more than 10,000 pounds. Other preliminary promises include fast-charging speeds of up to 150 kWh and autonomous driving capabilities. While the electrified Ram 1500 will come out a couple of years after the forthcoming 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, and presumably after the 2023 Chevy Silverado EV, it could potentially capitalize on any missteps those competitors encounter.
What’s New for 2024?
The 2024 Ram 1500 EV will be an all-new model and the first Ram pickup truck to be powered exclusively by electricity.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Ram hasn’t said how much the 2024 Ram 1500 EV will cost, what trim levels will be available, or what equipment will be standard and optional. Our educated guess is that the F-150 Lightning will start around $42k, and that price will likely go up over the next couple of years, so we’d wager that the electric Ram 1500 will open at around $45,000.
Towing and Payload Capacity
Ram didn’t divulge specific figures when it mentioned the Ram 1500 EV’s maximum tow rating, and it didn’t discuss payload capacity at all. However, the brand promises that its all-electric pickup truck will be able to pull more than its EV competitors. Currently, the F-150 Lightning has an official maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, so expect the Ram’s max to exceed that.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
While we don’t know any details about the half-ton Ram EV’s battery size or charging times, Ram has said that the truck will have a driving range of up to 500 miles. That’s 200 miles longer than the longest-range F-150 Lightning is currently estimated to go. With a DC fast charger, the Ram 1500 EV is said to be able to charge at a rate of up to 150 kWh.
As more information becomes available, we’ll update this story with more details about:
- Powertrain and Performance
- Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
- Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
- Infotainment and Connectivity
- Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
- Warranty and Maintenance Coverage