Ram reveals first images of production 1500 REV electric pickup
Earlier this year, Ram revealed its plans for an all-electric pickup truck in the form of the 1500 Revolution BEV Concept. Shown to the public during the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the concept previews a production model that will eventually take on the likes of the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevrolet Silverado EV.
Fast forward a month later, and Ram has revealed the production version of the electric pickup, and it's also sporting a new name. Now called the 2024 Ram 1500 REV, the EV loses the futuristic looks of the concept as it now shares a somewhat similar design with its internal combustion engine (ICE) counterparts. But that doesn't mean Ram wasn't able to incorporate some of the special design features from the concept.
Starting with the front end, the 1500 REV still somewhat resembles the face of the concept on which it was based. From the futuristic LED headlights and daytime running lights, as well as the illuminated front grille, the production version looks sleek and dynamic. Also carried over from the concept are the stylish diamond-cut five-spoke alloys which further give the pickup its signature appearance.
The LED taillights are not as aggressive as the concept version but they still do follow the overall shape. Meanwhile, the bed is shorter than what the concept has. This is surprising given that the concept's bed is longer and is capable of having three rows of seats. Perhaps Ram plans to offer third-row seating as an option once it's officially launched.
We also got a peek at the Ram 1500 REV's dashboard. While it's not as space-age looking as the original concept, it's clear that it will have a high-tech layout with its new tablet-like touchscreen infotainment system. We also noticed it has another touchscreen on the passenger side which was also present in the concept version.
No other details regarding the Ram 1500 REV have been revealed just yet. But since the electric pickup will be available only by Q4 of 2024, it will be quite a while before the automaker shares more technical details about the vehicle.