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    Ram 1500 BEV, future pick-up that eliminates autonomy anxiety

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    When Ram brings its first fully electric model to the market in 2024, the competition with the other vehicles already presented (such as GMC Hummer EV, Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T) will mark a decisive point in favor of the US brand of Stellantis dedicated to pick-ups and commercial vehicles.
    Ram 1500 BEV will in fact solve one of the critical points of electric cars – that of autonomy or rather of zero charge anxiety – and which in all market surveys had been reported by users of the pick-up segment with the greatest criticality to pass to battery power.
    It will do this with a small heat engine, what the technicians define range extender, which in the face of a limited tank capacity (in order not to lose the classification with an electric vehicle according to US standards, could prove vital in agricultural or mountainous regions of the United States. when the charging stations are few and far between.
    The announcement of this important news was given by Mike Koval Jr, CEO of Ram Brand – Stellantis, during an interview with the specialized magazine EV Pulse, who defined this solution (without detailed technical contents) as a function that “will push Ram 1500 EV beyond the competition “.
    In addition, the electric pick-ups, which must be able to be used as is the case for traditional ones with a heat engine even in severe conditions, suffer from a limitation of autonomy when towing trailers.
    It should be remembered in this regard that the Rivian R1T, credited with a distance of 500 km with a ‘full’ of electricity, loses 50% of its autonomy when towing a 5,000 kg trailer. Ford, to overcome this drawback, has patented a ‘portable’ range extender (it looks like a classic petrol engine generator, like those used in markets or as an emergency group) to be placed in the truck bed.
    It is not known whether the solution that will be proposed by Ram 1500 BEV will be a modular accessory or a fixed element of the vehicle, but according to what reported by The Drive magazine it should be able to add 100 miles of range in just 5 minutes of operation.
    The program for the Ram 1500 EV was announced by Stellantis last 10 February at the Chicago Auto Show, at the same time as the reveal of the Ram Revolution program, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub285RjWaY4&t=2s) an initiative that aims to accompany customers and fans of the brand to the arrival of electrification.
    “Launched as a standalone commercial vehicle brand in 2009 – said Koval – Ram has already revolutionized the pickup segment once and is now focusing on doing it again with the best electric models on the market. Our new Ram Revolution campaign. it will allow us to interact with consumers in a close and personal way, so that we can gather meaningful feedback, understand their wants and needs and address their concerns, ultimately enabling us to provide the best electric model on the market with the Ram 1500 BEV. ”

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