As much as some things change, other things remain the same. Even if the next generation of pickups are all battery electric vehicles, they will be pressed into service doing truck things. So it’s important to some owners whether concept trucks like the Ram Revolution can fit a load or load of gravel. The truth is, the Ram Revolution electric truck not only has a bed as large as the fifth-generation Ram, but it offers innovative additional cargo space.
The Ram Revolution has a full pickup truck bed
The first Ram Revolution EV concept has a full-size cab with four doors and a short bed. However, it has the same bed size as the fifth-generation Ram 1500 in the same configuration—according to.
It’s particularly impressive considering the cabin is larger. Because the electric motors at the front and rear of the Ram Revolution are smaller than the internal combustion engines, Ram was able to move the truck’s firewall forward four inches. This actually allows for a small third row of jump seats.
The Ram Revolution bed is designed to work. It provides the next generation RamBox tooling system. It also has a multifunctional tailgate that can swing down like a regular tailgate or split and swing out like a refrigerator door. The bed also has a rail system so you can move the tie-down points up and down its length.
The Ram Revolution offers unprecedented space
Because the Ram Revolution is built flat, it offers more room to pull out and store than any previous RAM. The Revolution actually has a flat loading floor from bumper to bumper. By dropping the middle gate, you can place long items between the seats and pull them around without hanging them from the back of the truck.
You can take things a step further by opening a ‘passage’ between the front trunk (rear deck) and the cabin. This creates 18 feet of uninterrupted space for tall items such as wood.
Finally, you can open the Ram Revolution’s multi-function tailgate and flip the bed extender over to increase load space even further.
The Ram Revolution promises to be a capable pickup truck
So will the Ram Revolution be a rugged work truck? It offers plenty of cargo space, is built around a full frame, and might be one of the best towing rigs Ram has ever made.
The Ram Revolution’s skateboard chassis has an electric motor front and rear. If Ram offered this truck with Stellantis’ largest electric motors, it could reach 885 horsepower. That’s a lot of ponies for a pickup truck!
Even better, Ram plans to offer its electric truck with a range extender. This is likely to be a gasoline generator that will be able to charge the vehicle’s batteries while on the road. Hypothetically, a range-extending Ram truck could offer the same unlimited gasoline range as an internal combustion truck, with better MPG and twice the power.
Some Ram fans will be turned off by the Revolution’s glass roof, rear doors, and low-profile 35-inch tires. But this cool new electric vehicle may ultimately still be one of the most capable workhorses out there. Ram is currently targeting production of its first electric vehicle for 2024.
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