RAM Trucks showed a futuristic roadmap with the RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car, showcasing how the premier truck brand is altering the pickup category and will redefine it once more. As we progress toward more widespread use of electric vehicles, the Ram 1500 Revolution electric pickup truck demonstrates a number of cutting-edge amenities that will soon be standard on production RAM pickups.
RAM plans to stand out by offering a variety of totally electric vehicles to meet its clientele's needs better. The all-new RAM 1500 BEV, set to dominate its market sector in 2024, is also included. Consumers can choose from various electrified vehicles across RAM's product line for a long time. The RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car is the first chapter to show how RAM will outperform future EV products from its competitors.
As the CEO of the RAM-SStellantis brand, Mike Koval Jr., remarked, "The RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car is our clearest signal yet that we are on the threshold of something exceptional at RAM and illustrates precisely where our electrified journey is headed." As RAM's CEO once said, "We have redefined what a pickup truck can be, and we will do it again by offering the best electric pickup trucks on the market."
RAM's substantial contribution to Stellantis' Dare Forward 2030 strategy plan to lead the way the world moves with innovative, clean, safe, and cheap transportation is the RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept automobile.
Koval continued, saying that "the RAM Revolution represents several key things for the RAM brand." The new Ram 1500 Revolution electric pickup truck provides the foundation for our electric future. However, RAM Revolution is also our attitude as we transform the pickup truck category with a steady stream of announcements and activities leading up to our electrified journey.
The RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car is a breathtaking look into the future of RAM Trucks, and its vision of the ultimate pickup is exciting. RAM's body design team set out to reinvent the pickup truck market by creating a ground-breaking idea that embodies heroic power, maintains its practicality, and shows environmental awareness.
The beautiful exterior appearance of the RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept automobile stands out. The redesigned front features an updated "RAM" logo that is both dynamic and modern, thanks to its LED "tuning fork" style. The doors have been reworked in the style of a large sedan and give a wide passenger compartment without a B-pillar. Bright LED lights have been expertly integrated into the front bumpers, and fully animated LED taillights and lettering benefit from developments in lighting technology. The integrated front-end design of the RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car, which includes skid plates and redesigned tow hooks, contributes to RAM's standing as the best off-road and performance truck brand in North America.
One of the new, state-of-the-art innovations that have been carefully incorporated is an electrically operated front trunk that opens and closes at the push of a button. Other electronically driven functions include the charging connection flap on the front left side, the multifunction rear door split in the middle, flush door handles, side, and rear entrance assists, and an active diffuser.
Digital cameras housed in a compact, lightweight housings built from 3D-printed materials are used in place of traditional rearview mirrors in this prototype vehicle, improving the vehicle's aerodynamics while cutting down on wind resistance.
The charging port lights up to show when power is being supplied, and a beep sounds when the cable is inserted correctly and charging has begun. The charging socket offers levels 1 and 2 AC charging in the upper part and fast DC charging in the lower half.
There are a number of signature RAM designs and feature cues, such as an electrically actuated, multifunction tailgate and an enlarged RamBox. The hourglass shape and fender flares allow for 35-inch tires on 24-inch wheels with horizontally mounted lights in the hub caps. Auto-leveling is another feature of the 1500 Revolution BEV prototype.
The RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car's increased dimensions are made feasible by the cutting-edge STLA Frame EV platform on which it is based. New intelligent safety features and smaller, more powerful electric motors enabled the design team to extend the cabin forward and lengthen it by more than four inches compared to today's production vehicle, with the same length of the loading area.
A substantially more roomy interior in the longer cabin is the result of new construction, and the size of the battery provides additional loading volume. RAM's "RAM Track" rail attachment and floor rail system provide interior customization for seats, consoles, lashing eyes, and more. The front trunk and load bed also include "RAM Track" for maximum front-to-back adaptability.
RAM's 1500 BEV concept car offers a third row of foldable seats, nearly half a century after the company debuted the Club Cab with a second row of seats. Folding seats with a removable base can be stowed in the truck bed or outside of the vehicle via the electrically actuated center door. When the tailgate is closed, things up to 5.5 meters in length can be loaded through a passageway created by the center door with a rear power window.
The main focus was on the adaptability of the seats and consoles, and the option to remove the central console adds even more storage space if that's required. The center console's armrest may be swiveled around to face the front seat, creating a functional desk. In the 1500 Revolution BEV concept car, passengers can choose from a number of different seating arrangements thanks to the foldable seats and center console. Folding, reclining, working, and conferencing chairs that are light and have built-in seat belts, grab handles, and speakers Passengers in the second and third rows now have more room than in a sedan, thanks to the massive redesign.
The "tuning fork" design in the RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car's interior spans the entire width of the dashboard and continues down the length of the vehicle in a similar fashion. The brains of a high-tech interior is a full touchscreen panel made up of two displays with a combined display diagonal of up to 71 cm. The lower display may be detached and used at various locations within the car, and it offers three distinct viewing modes: compact, extended, and full. The top screen can also be slid onto the RAM rail mounting method.
The Ram 1500 Revolution electric pickup truck integrates cutting-edge technologies to enhance safety and comfort in place of a standard internal rearview mirror. A variety of high-tech features, such as an intelligent rearview camera with a 360-degree view and speakers and microphones compatible with voice assistants like Alexa and Siri, perform the functions formerly performed by the rearview mirror. When backing up, the camera integrates footage from other cameras installed around the truck to provide the driver with a birds-eye perspective on the dashboard monitors. The rear view system also contains an additional reversing floodlight. In addition to the reversing camera, the rear view system also communicates with biometric cameras that monitor the area around the truck.
The cutting-edge technology on board is highlighted by digital side rearview cameras and an augmented reality head-up display (HUD).
Capacitive buttons, digital displays, and a flashing RAM logo illuminate a foldable, stationary wheel with a flat top and bottom. By touching and swiping a panel, passengers can control the sun visors or the complete electrochromic roof to modify the amount of light that enters the vehicle. The electrochromic glass panels and roof rails are illuminated from below, and the illumination may be adjusted from the overhead control panel.
The RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept automobile was created with sustainability in mind, and distinctive and inventive materials are present throughout the interior. The "Greyslate Nanostone" veneer is strong and lightweight; the "Apple" leather is a byproduct of the apple business and is not tanned; both are cruelty-free and do not include any animals. The recycled rubber and cork particle cabin floor are another of the RAM 1500 Revolution BEV concept car's unique features.
The goal of the RAM design team was to develop concepts that would provide each passenger with a unique and individualized experience while still allowing them to interact easily with their digital world and fellow travelers. Artificial intelligence and the autonomy to enable people to work and play from anywhere were also in the spotlight.