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Ram 1500 Revolution Battery-electric Vehicle (BEV) Concept grille XR REV

Stellantis pulled the sheet off of the upcoming 2025 Ram 1500 REV Tungsten at the 2023 New York International Auto Show last week. It’s the first time the production-intent electric truck has been on display to the media and the public, following a teaser reveal during a Super Bowl commercial this past February. In addition, Stellantis also touched on the upcoming Ram 1500 REV XR extended-range electric truck on the horizon. This article reflects the latest details of this upcoming truck.

Up until last week, the world only knew Ram’s upcoming range-extender electric truck as the “REPB“. That’s short for Range Extending Paradigm Breaker. Now, we know the name: the Ram 1500 REV XR. It sounds like a computer program, yes, but it’s also the first range-extended electric truck that’s been so far confirmed by any major automaker. General Motors and Ford Motor Company have only confirmed future electric trucks for now.

Ram 1500 Revolution Battery-electric Vehicle (BEV) Concept interior REV XR

What will make the Ram 1500 REV XR so special, and why will truck customers gravitate towards it? Simply put, it will have an engine. But rather than work as a mechanical powertrain that drives the wheels, it will work as a generator that will create power for the truck’s battery pack in the event that they run out of a charge. For those of you that remember vehicles like the Chevrolet Volt, it will work very much in the same way.

That said, a timeline for the Ram 1500 REV XR was not immediately disclosed. Simply that it will follow the all-electric Ram 1500 REV, which is expected to have a maximum range of 500 miles, a 14,000 pound towing capacity, and the ability to run up to 10.8 kW of power for a myriad tasks ranging from lighting up a job site to powering a house in the event of a blackout. The first examples of the Ram 1500 REV are expected to roll off the assembly line in late 2024 as a 2025 model year vehicle. Now, imagine just how much that capability will be amplified with the addition of a range-extending engine.

It remains unclear just where the upcoming Ram 1500 REV electric truck will be assembled, but reports have indicated that it will either be at the Stellantis Warren Truck plant in Michigan, or the idled Belvidere plant in Illinois.

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2024 2025 Ram 1500 Revolution BEV EV Electric Pickup Truck 2022 Consumer Electronics Show REV XR
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Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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