The 1500 Revolution BEV is the first all-electric pickup truck from the Stellantis brand. The new electric vehicle is late to the game, as Ford and General Motors have already unveiled new electric truck options. However, Ram manages to make its reveal exciting thanks to innovative new technology and features. One of its coolest new features is shadow mode.
What is the shadow mode for the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV?
The Ram 1500 Revolution Concept features a feature called Shadow Mode that allows the electric pickup truck to follow its driver (from a safe distance). This feature uses the truck’s camera and sensors to safely track and follow the driver.
How do you use shadow mode?
If you look at the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV as a driver, it can be hard to think of a situation in which Shadow Mode would be practical. Aside from the coolest party trick ever, there might not be much the average driver can do with this feature. If you look at the Ram 1500 REV as a work truck, suddenly it’s a whole different ball game.
Work trucks are constantly moving heavy loads from one place to another and pulling things and vehicles. Shadow mode can be used on job sites to make tasks that would normally require two people simpler. The driver can direct the vehicle to a specific location instead of having to drive another driver to where the person wants to unload the truck bed.
The Ram 1500 REV BEV can be incredibly useful for towing, too, thanks to its shadow mode. The driver can step outside the vehicle to scan the parking area, then drive the vehicle to the appropriate parking area with a different perspective than sitting in the driver’s seat. Therefore, shadow mode has practical uses. However, the feature is unlikely to be standard, and most drivers can live without it.
Why are consumers so excited about the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV?
Drivers find the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept exciting because Ram produces one of the most popular pickup trucks in America. If the new Ram Rev is inspired by its predecessor, the EV should share many of the traits drivers love about the Ram 1500.
Stellantis and its portfolio of brands haven’t been as quick to electrify as other automakers. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept proves that the American automaker has important contributions to the electric future. After all, the more EV options to choose from, the better the market for consumers.
Accordingly, models like the popular Ford F-150 Lightning and the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV will go toe-to-toe. One of the new electric pickup trucks is likely to dominate its segment in the coming years. The question is which model deserves the crown?
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