Well, this will certainly quell the range and towing anxiety for EV pickup intenders.
Ram, the truck division of Stellantis, revealed today another version of its upcoming all-electric Ram pickup, and this one includes an onboard, gas-powered generator for a total estimated range of more than 1,110 km.
The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger will feature a 92 kWh liquid-cooled battery pack, a front-mounted 250 kW motor, (or, what Stellantis calls an ‘electric drive module’, or EDM) and rear-mounted 238 kW motor (EDM). A 3.6L gas-powered engine sits at the front, which is only there to power a 130 kW generator for electrical power; there is no direct mechanical connection between the gas engine and the wheels.
The front motor can also be disengaged for better fuel economy when all-wheel drive isn’t require. There is no information, however, on electric-only range.
The 3.6L and onboard generator can either be used intermittently to recharge the battery, or can be used directly with the drive motors if the driver wants to save the battery. The truck will also have V2H and V2V bi-directional charging capabilities, to power your home or another vehicle in case of emergency. And, like Ford’s Pro Power Onboard feature, the Ramcharger will offer up to 7.2 kW of available power with an outlet panel in the bed.
Stellantis also reveals the Ramcharger will have 663 hp, more than 615 lb.-ft. of torque, a best-in-class towing of 14,000 lbs and best-in-class payload of 2,625 lbs. It will also get from zero to 100 km/h in 4.4 seconds; these are, of course, ‘targeted’ figures, as it’s still a work in progress.
The Ramcharger has a 400-volt DC fast charging architecture, and can accept a charge at up to 145 kW. The automaker says that means it can add up to 80 km of range in around 10 minutes of charging – if you can find a suitable DC fast charger.
Built on a traditional ladder-on-frame chassis that was designed specifically for an electric pickup, the Ram 1500 Ramcharger will join the pure electric Ram 1500 REV pickup in the 2025 model year.