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Ram 1500 REV 2025: ground-breaking 229kWh optional battery and 800km range set for future Australian release


Although the electric Ram 1500 will come standard with a 168kWh battery pack, buyers will be able to option up to a monstrous 229kWh capacity

Ram has announced further specifications for its future 1500 REV electric pickup truck that will launch in the USA in 2025. 

Headlining the news is that the 1500 REV will be fitted as standard with a 168kWh battery pack – one of the largest EV batteries on the market. In contrast, the Ford F-150 Lightning has a maximum battery capacity of 131kWh. 

Further, Ram will take things up a notch with its optional 229kWh battery pack that will allow for a claimed estimated driving range of around 800km. 

2023 Ram 1500 REV rear 3/4 near house
The Ram 1500 REV will arrive in Australia in the near future

The Ram 1500 REV is set to hit the US market in 2025, while in Australia, a local launch of the electric pickup is believed to be confirmed, however exact timing is unclear. 

Will this be the biggest electric vehicle battery pack on sale?

Definitely. The biggest battery pack currently available is the 212kWh usable unit found in the GMC Hummer EV

2025 Ram 1500 REV hood badge
The 1500 REV will have a largest battery pack at a capacity of 229kWh

The Rivian R1T has a 170kWh battery pack, while the Rimac Nevera hypercar uses a 120kWh usable battery pack. 

How much do these batteries weigh?

The 229kWh battery pack in the Ram 1500 REV is reported to weigh 1326kg, or roughly the same as a Volkswagen Polo small car. 

Volkswagen Polo GTI 2022-15
The 229kWh battery pack will weigh around the same as a Volkswagen Polo!

Ram 1500 REV boasts 487kW of power and six tonnes of towing capability

Ram claims that its new electric pickup will be able to tow up to 6.3 tonnes and will feature dual electric motors that produce combined outputs of 487kW/840Nm

2023 Ram 1500 REV front end dark silhouette
The Ram 1500 REV is scheduled to go on sale in the USA in 2025

Despite being electric, the Ram will be able to wade through up to 600mm of water and will be capable of sprinting to 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.4 seconds.

Ram has implemented two electric motors to drive the new 1500 REV, with automatic wheel-end disconnect on the front axle to allow the front wheels to spin freely at certain times, aiding efficiency.