Being late helps the Ram 1500 EV be the best electric truck

We might be in the minority when it comes to lag, unlike the Ram 1500 EV. We don’t like that. That means we’re late unless it’s a party. So is it fashionable? Apparently the 2024 Ram 1500 EV must be full of trending fashion because being late makes it better.

Is the 2024 Ram 1500 EV the best electric truck?

Rendering of the 2024 Ram 1500 EV | The Monkey SKETCH

Not yet, but the 2024 Ram 1500 EV could soon be the best electric truck, once it finally arrives. Options like the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, 2022 Rivian R1T, and 2024 Chevy Silverado EV beat it to the streets.

But hey, the electric Ram could still come out ahead of the Tesla Cybertruck, and Stellantis has a different way of looking at it. Instead of the traditional idea that if you’re not first, you’re last, Stellantis is using the extra time to make the Ram EV even better.

According to MotorTrend, the electric Ram uses a bit more time to spy on the competition. It can then learn from the failures of its competitors to avoid making the same mistakes again.

It could just be a handy excuse to be late to the electric truck party. But on the other hand, Stellantis might be planning something to make its electric truck really stand out from the growing competition.

What to expect with the Ram Electric Truck

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We only have 2024 Ram 1500 EV rumors and teasers to go on. But we can assume that it will have a lot of range. The 200kWh batteries could provide up to 200 miles of range, which could last longer than its rivals.

The standard-line 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning model offers an EPA-estimated range of around 230 miles. You can upgrade to the extended-range model to get around 320 miles of range.

We’re still waiting to hear more about the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV, but rumors suggest it’ll arrive with over 400 miles of range once it debuts in the spring of 2023.

Additionally, the Ram EV could feature an 800-volt architecture to dramatically increase charging rates. The F-150 Lightning takes about 14 hours to recharge the batteries with a 220 volt charger. With a fast charger, you can charge the battery from 15% to 80% in about 40 minutes.

We can’t forget about Ram’s Ranger Extender, which could make a significant difference with loading and towing. The Ram Range Electric Paradigm circuit breaker might charge the batteries, but it might not power the wheels.

How powerful is the Ram EV?

2024 Ram 1500 EV trailer
2024 Ram 1500 EV trailer | RAM

The 2024 Ram 1500 EV should have plenty of muscle. Stellantis suggests it will have best-in-class towing and payload numbers when it arrives.

It may not be difficult to beat his rivals. The Ford F-150 Lightning can tow up to 10,000 pounds, the Rivian R1T can tow up to 11,000 pounds, and the Chevy Silverado EV should be able to tow up to 10,000 pounds.

The Ram EV is built on the new STLA frame, which could handle more weight. It appears to have room for up to three electric motors, but only two have been spotted.

You can go ahead and get one of the other electric trucks now, but the Ram 1500 EV might be worth the wait longer. He plans to avoid rivals’ weaknesses by taking time to be better.

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