While Stellantis is a little late to the game, the supersized automaker will enter the electric truck marketplace looking to challenge rivals such as the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Rivian R1T. And based on recent USTPO filings, the name could be Ram Revolution.
Stellantis, the parent company of Ram, has filed the name “Ram Revolution” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as similar offices in Canada and Mexico this year per a recent CarBuzz report. The name is specifically intended for “motor vehicles, namely, passenger trucks,” according to the filing.
While it’s only speculation that the Ram Revolution name could be used for the upcoming Ram EV, it could be used for another future product as well (whatever happened to the rumored Ram midsize truck?).
With the F-150 Lightning beginning deliveries this year and the debut of the Silverado EV, which will become available next year, Ram is a little behind the curve when it comes to producing a pick-up truck EV however at the rate things are going it may beat Tesla’s Cybertruck to the market. Going last isn’t always a bad thing, as the automaker can observe the market behavior as Ford and GM enter with their products. Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has otherwise said that the truck is being adjusted with each passing month.
What we do know about the “Ram Revolution” is that it will be customer-driven in nature. The truck will consist of an STLA frame that will enable continuity of the body-on-frame architecture, a preferred system for those that haul heavy loads. We also know that the Ram EV will have a range of 500-miles supported by a battery pack located between the chassis rails that can also charge up to 20 miles of range a minute. In addition to that, there will be an on board generator to supply power to your worksite tools, as was seen in the 2021 EV Day Video.
Stellantis is investing as much as $35 billion USD into electric vehicle programs between 2021 and 2025, and aspires to have 40 percent of its US sales made up of electric vehicles by 2030. Given the political climate, the automaker (and customers) may not have much of a choice by then.