Today, Ram unveiled a visionary road map at CES 2023 with its Ram 1500 Revolution Battery-electric Vehicle (BEV) Concept, which provides a glimpse into the future. The concept showcases a truckload of innovative features that will be seen in Ram trucks going forward, particularly that of Ram’s electrification journey. With a beautiful exterior, the technology you didn’t even know you wanted, and an interior that brings comfort and innovation to a new level.
Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept Interior: Details
Known as a “one space environment,” the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept utilizes one continuous space front to back that enables several different interior configurations. The “one space environment” theme is bolstered by a new interior layout that offers even more flexibility with room to configure a workspace or for your next adventure. A more spacious interior and greater cabin length resulting from the new STLA Frame EV architecture, while the battery’s size allows for more cargo volume.
“Ram Track,” Ram’s rail attachment/floor track system, provides cabin flexibility for the seats and console and usable tie-downs or other storage potential. “Ram Track” is also incorporated in the frunk and the bed allowing for true flexibility from front to back. If second-row seating isn’t enough, the Ram 1500 BEV Concept ushers in a new feature: third-row jump seats. The powered mid-gate features mounted jump seats with a removable lower section for placement in the bed or outside the vehicle. The mid-gate with powered glass enables a pass-through (and into the frunk) that can fit objects up to 18 ft. long with the tailgate closed.
Seating and console flexibility was a focus, with the center console’s ability to be removed for even more space. If desired, the center console armrest individually converts to a workstation surface. The 1500 Revolution BEV Concept offers multiple flexible seating configurations combined with mid-gate and jump seat options. Lightweight seats feature integrated seatbelts, grab handles, and the ever-important speakers. They also have the ability to fold flat along with extended recline, work, conference modes, and deploying the jump seats.
The “tuning fork” design spotted on the exterior headlights is also present inside, stretching the length of the dashboard and continuing a theme line to the mid-gate. A full touchscreen display comprised of not one but two screens offers up to 28 inches of screen space as the centerpiece of an interior loaded with advanced technology. The lower display has three positions depending on the task: minimal view, extended view, and full-screen view.
The flat-top and bottom collapsible steering wheel offers enhanced hand grips with capacitive controls, digital screens, and a lit “RAM” badge. Tactile swiping technology enables occupants to configure the sun visors or the entire electro-chromatic roof with the ability to adjust the opaqueness. The whole glass roof with electro-chromatic panels and integrated roof rails features ambient lighting operated through the overhead console.
Sustainability was a primary focus for Ram during the development of the 1500 Revolution BEV Concept, with unique and resourceful materials seen throughout the interior. Examples include “Greyslate Nano stone” veneer that is resilient and lightweight and “Apple” leather, a bi-product from the apple industry that is naturally animal and cruelty-free. The Ram 1500 BEV Concept also features a uniquely textured floor composed of recycled rubber and cork particles that enhance durability and functionality.