Retail Ram 1500 electric pickup flaunts none of the futuristic Revolution EV concept features
The craziest feature of the pre-production Ram 1500 REV electric pickup that was unveiled with a Super Bowl ad seems to be the frunk. While that was part of the concept Ram 1500 Revolution teased not long ago, none of the other futuristic new designs and features seems to have made it to the production version and the electric truck will look much like the ICE model.
RAM used its funny Super Bowl "Premature Electrification" ad to showcase a pre-production model of its upcoming 1500 REV electric pickup truck. It was first announced as a rather futuristic concept called Ram 1500 Revolution, but the actual vehicle doesn't look all that revolutionary. In fact, the only design features carried over from the concept seem to be superficial ones like a frunk or the illuminated RAM logo on the front grille.
The rest of the exterior and interior designs look rather pedestrian and resemble those of the gas-powered model with the exception of an evidently larger central display and the presence of another one for the front passenger. A retracting steering wheel, a central console that turns into a coffee table, or the barn-style tailgate doors seem to have been left out for another edition if what can be seen in the ad ends up as the production model indeed. There is, however, a new gauge cluster as well as a number of USB ports at the central console, plus the rotary shifter makes a grand return.
There is no indication if Shadow Mode - the most futuristic Ram 1500 feature that lets the electric truck follow you at low speed while walking - will be making it into the initial production models. The Ram 1500 EV preorders are now open, though, and the truck can be booked for US$100 to reserve a spot for its release batches when the electric pickup is launched next year.
Daniel Zlatev - Tech Writer - 729 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
Wooed by tech since the industrial espionage of Apple computers and the times of pixelized Nintendos, Daniel went and opened a gaming club when personal computers and consoles were still an expensive rarity. Nowadays, fascination is not with specs and speed but rather the lifestyle that computers in our pocket, house, and car have shoehorned us in, from the infinite scroll and the privacy hazards to authenticating every bit and move of our existence.