• We Could See A Ram Electric Pickup Truck As Early As 2024

Stellantis has big electrification plans that will touch on every model in its portfolio, including large SUVs and Ram pickups

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Stellantis isn’t wasting any time in changing course to an all-electric future. In fact, the conglomerate promises that by 2030, it will offer an electric powertrain for every nameplate under its umbrella, including Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, and Maserati. In other words: each of these brands will sell an all-electric vehicle at some point in the near future.

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According to MotorTrend, “new platforms are in the works to support pure electric vehicles, too, including one for body-on-frame pickups and large SUVs due in 2024." So, those asking themselves whether they’ll live to see an all-electric Ram pickup have the answer: yes, they’ll probably see it, in one form or another – either as a concept or production version – in the following three years.

Rumors about an all-electric Ram pickup truck, however, are not new. Back in October 2020, right after Ram introduced the 702-horsepower, Hellcat-powered1500 TRX, CEO Mike Manley announced that the company wants to and will add an all-electric pickup truck to its range, as reported by Car and Driver. Apparently, Mr. Manley advised in an earnings call within the company to “stay tuned for a little while”, as per Detroit Free Press. Here’s the full statement:

“I do see that there will be an electrified Ram pickup in the marketplace, and I would ask you just to stay tuned for a little while, and we’ll tell you exactly when that will be.”
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If and when a Ram EV will come to the market, the most logical decision would be to use the 1500 pickup truck as base. However, the new info gathered by MotorTrend suggests that we’ll be talking about a new platform built with electrification in mind from the ground up and not a modified existing architecture.

In any case, there’s no better time than now for Ram to react and start the R&D work on an electric truck. Rivals are getting geared up and you’ve got the likes of Ford closing in on a launch for the electric F-150, GM has the 2022 GMC Hummer EV ready to debut later this year, Rivian R1T production is slated to kick off in June and then there’s Tesla and the ever-delayed Cybertruck.

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MotorTrend also mentions that Stellantis plans to support its electrification plans with battery plants located in Europe and the US “as part of a move to engineer and build electric powertrain components via joint ventures.” In the meantime, the giant plans to triple EV sales in 2021 by pushing more than 400,000 electric cars worldwide.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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