RAM EV Has Better Range Than F-150 Lightning

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, Automotive Editor - April 7, 2023
2025 Ram 1500 REV

Ram is late to the all-electric pickup party, but it’s certainly going to make a splash. Being late to enter the segment has given Ram the time to see what the competition has and attempt to do better. Based on new figures that Ram has provided for the 1500 REV, it certainly sounds like a segment leader.

When the 2025 Ram 1500 REV goes on sale, it will be available with two different battery packs. The base battery pack will be a 168-kWh unit and the other one will be an enormous, incredibly massive 229-kWh pack. Ram is targeting 350 miles of range with the standard battery pack and 500 miles with the colossal battery pack.

Those figures put the Ford F-150 Lightning’s numbers to shame. The largest battery pack that’s available in the F-150 Lightning is a 131-kWh pack that brings a range of up to 320 miles. So, the 1500 REV’s standard battery pack will be larger and bring more range than the F-150 Lightning’s largest battery pack.

The only truck that has a similarly sized battery pack to the 1500 REV is the GMC Hummer EV Pickup. The larger Hummer comes with a 212.7-kWh battery pack that results in up to 329 miles of range.

With most electric vehicles on the market hovering below the 300-mile mark, these figures are mighty impressive. The truck’s charging capability is equally as admirable, as the 1500 REV will be able to charge at rates up to 350 kW to get 110 miles of range in roughly 10 minutes. Ram claims the 1500 REV will allow for vehicle-to-home, vehicle-to-grid, and vehicle-to-vehicle bidirectional charging. The truck will have a 3.6 kW outlet in the front trunk and a 7.2 kW in the bed to allow owners to charge job site equipment.

2025 RAM 1500 REV Charging Port

On the performance front, the 1500 REV will come with a standard dual-motor configuration for 335 horsepower in the base model. The front axle features an automatic wheel-end disconnect to allow the front wheels to spin freely for improved efficiency, while an electronic locking rear differential is available.

Maximum output for the 1500 REV, at least for the moment, will top out at 654 hp and 620 lb-ft of torque. That should be good enough for a zero-to-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds. Additionally, the 1500 REV will max out at 14,000 pounds of towing capacity and 2,700 pounds of payload capacity. The F-150 Lightning can tow up to 10,000 pounds, while the Hummer EV Pickup is rated at up to 7,500 pounds.

In addition to one-upping the F-150 Lightning on the range and charging front, the 1500 REV will also best Ford’s pickup truck when it comes to tech. The truck will be available with a 14.5-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and a class-exclusive 10.25-inch screen in front of the passenger.

The Ram 1500 EV is expected to arrive in the beginning of 2025. While the truck boasts some impressive figures, Ram teased an XR edition that will have “class-shattering range.” We’re not sure when that model will come out, but production of the regular 1500 EV should begin before the end of 2024.

Pictured: 2025 RAM 1500 REV

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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