Ram Unveils Range-Extended Ram 1500 Ramcharger EV


Ram has unveiled its first electric pickup truck, aiming for 2025 model year production. The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger features a series hybrid powertrain with a targeted range of 690 miles per charge/fill up. The truck boasts a 92 kWh battery pack and an on-board 130 kW generator. Two drive modules, a 250 kW up front and 238 kW in the rear, power the truck.

Performance figure targets include a 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds, always important for a pickup truck, and total power output of 663 horsepower and 615 pound-feet of torque. Ram is aiming for a best-in-class 14,000-pound tow rating with a class 5 hitch and a best-in-class payload capacity of 2,625 pounds. Both electric drive modules (EDMs) will combine for all-wheel drive with the front axle EDM being on a clutch-like disconnect system to allow the truck to operate in more efficient rear-wheel drive.

Also part of the Ram 1500 Ramcharger will be vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-home/grid bi-directional charging. This will allow the Ramcharger to provide power to another electric vehicle or a home.

The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger has “zero need for a public charger,” says Ram brand CEO Tim Kuniskis. The Ramcharger includes a 3.6-liter V6 engine on board with a directly-attached 130 kW power generator. The power charges the on-board batteries or directly power the EDMs on each axle. There is no mechanical path from the engine’s output to the wheels, making the Ramcharger a series hybrid. In addition, the battery can be charged from the grid at up to 145 kW.

Stellantis is debuting the STLA Frame platform for body-on-frame electric vehicles with the new Ram 1500 Ramcharger. This high-strength steel frame is designed to accommodate batteries and an EV architecture with a “bottle” shape to allow a wider middle for battery pack placement inside the frame rails. Ram will also be showcasing a newly updated Autonomous Drive Assist System with Hands-Free Highway Assist for level 2 autonomy.

An all-electric (no range extension) Ram 1500 will still be offered in the 2025 model year, as previously announced.