If you’re going to glance over the spec sheet of the freshly revealed Ram 1500 Revolution electric pickup truck, you may find yourself with the assumption that this is simply “just another electric truck.” It takes some of what the competition features, such as a body-on-frame architecture like the F-150 Lightning, and four-wheel-steering like the Chevrolet Silverado EV, and puts it into a different package designed by Ralph Gilles, Mark Trostle, and company. It also has 35-inch tires, like the GMC Hummer EV, and a mid-gate passthrough like the GMC Sierra EV.
Powertrain-wise, all we’re told is that 100 miles of range in approximately 10 minutes with 800-volt DC fast charging at up to 350 kW. And that’s on par with what Chevrolet says the Silverado EV will be able to do, so nothing too groundbreaking there. In fact, Ram won’t even share with us the finer engineering points, such as how big the battery is, how fast it can go, what it can tow or haul, how much it weighs, or even the range.
However, the Ram 1500 Revolution is much, much more than “another electric truck.” It absolutely challenges us to find some kind of feature that may have been left out. Many of these features, by the way, are simply out of nowhere. For example, if you ever wanted your pickup truck to play movies with an externally-throwing projector, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept has that. If you ever wanted your truck to follow you while you’re going for a walk… the Ram Revolution has that. If you ever wanted to detach your third-row jump seats from the floor and use them as camping chairs, perhaps to better watch the movie the truck is playing from its integrated projector, you got it.
It’s not just about the toys, either. This “truck” (such a far cry from the frugal bench-seat beaters of yore) can transform itself into a cavernous hauler that can swallow objects 18 feet long. That’s big enough to swallow the length of an entire Ram 1500 Classic single cab. A truck that can fit a truck’s worth of truck in its truck bed. More realistically, though, it’s for things like long pieces of lumber and PVC pipes.
This is thanks to two things: the first is the mid-gate, which opens up the bed to the cab, and another passthrough that allows materials to pass through the entire cabin and into the frunk storage area up front. Think Bollinger B1 and B2. Removing the third row jump seats, and the center console, allows for the space and clearance. The second factor is the innovative multifunction tailgate that swings open barn-door style and unfolds two separate brackets, creating an extension to the truck bed. Add all of that space up, and Ram says it’s good for 18 feet.
The interior is also primed for function as well as form. The flat bottom/top steering wheel is collapsable, making room for you to eat the biggest of to-go sandwiches in the driver’s seat. Or to detach the tablet-style infotainment screen to parse through some CAD drawings (and definitely not go on Instagram). Along with being entirely removable, the center storage console can also open up to double as a work desk, while the flexible seats are able to recline flat. The roof is also largely made up of glass paneling for a full panoramic view.
All of this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept. We haven’t even gotten into the augmented reality heads up display, AI digital personal assistant, semi-autonomous driving capabilities, various cabin lighting modes, the Ram Charger bi-directional charging system that allows you to power your home, digital measuring tool, air suspension, or the “tuning fork” design language. But we’ll have a steady stream of news here at MC&T in the coming hours and coming days for all things related to the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept pickup truck. For now, enjoy the images below.