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New Ram 1500 REV vs. Top Electric Trucks From Ford, Chevy, GMC, Tesla, Rivian And Lordstown

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with all the latest arrivals in the electric pickup segment including from Ram, Lordstown and GMC

Ram has finally unveiled the production version of its all-electric, full-size pickup truck with the Ram 1500 REV, so we can see how it stacks up against the competition. Set to enter production in 2024, it won’t hit the road until much later than its cross-town rival, the already available Ford F-150 Lightning, and even the Chevrolet Silverado EV. Today we’re asking, will it be worth the wait?

The last of the Detroit three to throw its hat in the electric pickup ring, the Ram 1500 REV has a lot of work to do to make up for its late arrival. The automaker promises, though, that its pickup will be a leader in the “areas customer care about the most: range, towing, payload, and charge time.”

Those qualities should help it compete against not just its cross-town rivals but the new school of all-electric startups like Rivian, Tesla, and Lordstown, all of which want a slice of the apparently quite popular electric pickup pie.

2024 Ram 1500 REV

› 0-60mph N/A
› Estimated 500 miles or more range
› 100 miles of range with 10 minutes of fast charging
› Adjustable air suspension
› Price: Anticipated to start at around $55,000
› Towing Capacity: >10,000 lbs

Let’s address the elephant in the room: the production version of the RAM 1500 Revolution Concept looks (almost) nothing like the eye-catching machine that wowed us at CES in January 2023. While the concept truck was a mildly futuristic, attention-grabbing machine that stood out from the crowd, the production RAM 1500 REV that could be sold as either a 2024MY or 2025MY, has taken a completely conservative approach. In fact, it bears a striking resemblance to the standard gas-powered Ram 1500, leaving many fans disappointed.

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At this stage, with about a year left until it enters production, many details remain unknown, including the price, speed, power output, and other specifications. We do know, however, that the STLA Frame platform on which it will be based, is being designed to deliver more than 500 miles (805 km) of all-electric range, which exceeds that of most of the competition, as you’ll see below.

Read: 2024 Ram 1500 REV Electric Truck Unveiled, Lacks Concept’s Drama

Ram has previously promised that it will be able to recover 100 miles of range in just 10 minutes at a 350 kW fast-charging station. And, although it hasn’t revealed any towing figures yet, it has said that it will “lead the competition,” which suggests that it will be able to trailer more than the 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) that the Chevrolet Silverado and Ford F-150 Lightning can manage, and may even beat the Tesla Cybertruck’s 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg), though it’s unclear if the stainless steel special will even be on roads by 2024. High-tech features like a removable center touchscreen and a movie projector, meanwhile, could help the Ram appeal to more than just contractors.

Prices for the production electric Ram 1500 have not yet been revealed, but it is expected that the automaker will try to keep them in-line with competition like the Ford F-150 Lightning, which now starts at $56,000. Ram opened reservations for the truck with a fully refundable $100 deposit after its unveiling on Super Bowl Sunday, but closed the order books just five days later. When we inquired about the number of reservations received and whether the company planned to reopen orders, Ram declined to provide an answer.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV

› 0-60mph 4.5 seconds
› Up to 400 miles of range (manufacturer est.)
› Up to 100 miles of range added in 10 minutes of charging
› Independent front and rear suspension
› Price: $39,900 base/$105,000 RST First Edition (before tax credits)
› Towing Capacity: 10,000 lbs

› Payload: 1,300 lbs

Based on GM’s Ultium platform, the Silverado EV is capable of making up to 754 HP (562 kW / 764 PS) and 785 lb-ft which should help it get to 60 mph (96 km/h) in as fast as 4.5 seconds. The truck will also be capable of going up to 400 miles (644 km) on a single charge. Standard DC fast charging, meanwhile, should help it get back to work in a hurry.

Read: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Debuts With 664 HP, 400-Mile Range, And The Avalanche’s Midgate

It will be capable of trailering up to 10,000 lbs (4,536 kg) and can handle up to 1,300 lbs (590 kg) of payload, says Chevy. The Silverado EV will get a work truck variant that, like the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Tesla Cybertruck, was expected to start at around $39,000 when it was announced in early 2022. That price is likely to change before it hit showrooms in fall 2023. Although the Silverado lags behind Ford’s electric pickup, it will have been on the market for a while before the Ram is ready for sale.

2024 GMC Sierra EV

 New Ram 1500 REV vs. Top Electric Trucks From Ford, Chevy, GMC, Tesla, Rivian And Lordstown

› 0-60mph <4.5 seconds
› Driving range of up to 400 miles
› Recharges up to 100 miles in 10 mins (DC fast charge)
› Price: from $50,000 (Estimate from October 2022)
› Towing Capacity: up to 9,500 lbs

Payload: 1,300 lbs

The all-electric version of the GMC Sierra will arrive shortly after the Chevrolet Silverado, in early 2024. The pickup will focus more on a premium experience than it will on capital T truck stuff compared to its competition.

That means a relatively low towing capacity of just 9,500 lbs (4,309 kg) and a payload capacity of 1,300 lbs (590 kg). Available with up to 754 hp (562 kW / 764 PS) and 785 lb-ft (1,063 Nm) of torque in Max Power mode, though, it should be able to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in less than 4.5 seconds.

With a range of 400 miles (644 km) and DC fast-charging technology, it will be able to regain as many as 100 miles (161 km) of range in just 10 minutes. Thanks to a bidirectional charging system, the truck will also be able to power a home’s essential necessities for up to 21 days, the automaker promises.

2023 Ford F-150 Lightning

› 0-60mph 4.4 seconds (says Joe Biden)
› 230 miles std range, 300 extended range (EPA est.)
› 41 min to charge to 80 percent
› Independent rear suspension, 14.1-cu ft frunk
› Price: Starting at $55,974
› Towing Capacity: 10,000 lbs (extended range)

Payload: 2,000 lbs

Ford now looks like an early adopter (though it was beaten to the punch by Rivian), but that quick start also means that the F-150 Lightning is slightly behind its Detroit rivals in terms of power. Rated at 563 hp (571 PS/420 kW), and 775 lb-ft (1,051 Nm) of torque, its motors struggle to keep up with the Chevy’s and the GMC’s, which are rated at up to 780 lb-ft (1,058 Nm) and 785 lb-ft (1,063 Nm) of torque, respectively.

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Despite that, Ford claims that its truck is able to trailer just as much as the Silverado and has a larger payload, which is set at 2,000 lbs (907 kg). Its range, however, tops out at 300 miles, leaving it at something of a disadvantage compared to the competition, especially for those looking to “go further.”

2023 Rivian R1T

› 0-60mph 3.2 seconds
› Driving range between 230-400 miles
› Recharges up to 140 miles in 20 mins (DC fast charge)
› Price: from $73,000
› Towing Capacity: up to 11,000 lbs

› Payload: 1,760 lbs

Rivian’s R1T was called a game-changer when it was unveiled, but its $73,000 starting price tag is considerably higher than the competition—though Ford’s prices keep creeping up closer to it. That said, the company is mostly focused on customer trucks, not bare bones work trucks, making the price a little easier to understand.

Despite being the first pickup to the electric party, its stats are still up-to-date. It’s no slouch, with motors that make up to 800 hp (811 PS/596 kW) and 900 lb-ft (1,220 Nm) of torque, and it can to tow up to 11,000 lbs (4,990 kg). Its payload rating, however, is lower than the Ford’s at 1,760 lbs (798 kg).

With a wide variety of lifestyle tricks and an interior designed for comfort, it may appeal to the weekend warriors who are really in the market for a premium pickup. Whether the company can leave a tough 2022 behind it and shine in 2023, though, remains to be seen.

2024 Tesla Cybertruck

› 0-60mph 6.5-2.9 seconds (single motor/tri-motor)
› Range 250-500 miles (single motor/tri-motor, EPA est)
› 44 min to charge to 80 per cent (est)
› Armor glass, 100-cu ft lockable bed with ‘magic’ tonneau
› Price: from $39,900 (claimed)
› Towing Capacity: 7500 lbs std, 14,000 lbs opt

For those who like a gamble, there’s the Tesla Cybertruck. Although it was announced and previewed in 2019, the production version of the vehicle has yet to be unveiled in final production form. The company is still making announcements about the truck, though, including that it will use the same megawatt charging technology as the company’s newly released Semi truck.

With a range between 250 to 500 miles (402-805 km), it should be right up there with the Ram 1500 EV as the longest-distance pickup on sale when it arrives. With up to 690 hp (699 PS/514 kW) and 824 lb-ft (1,117 Nm) of torque, it won’t be the most powerful, but Tesla promises that it will be able to tow up to 14,000 lbs (6,350 kg) and will have 3,350 lbs (1,520 kg) of payload capacity. Despite its outlandish appearance, Tesla has already taken more than 250,000 pre-orders for the futuristic truck.

2023 Lordstown Endurance

 New Ram 1500 REV vs. Top Electric Trucks From Ford, Chevy, GMC, Tesla, Rivian And Lordstown

› 0-60mph 6.3 seconds
› Driving range between 200 miles
› Charges from 20 to 80% in 45 minutes
› Price: from $45,000
› Towing Capacity: up to 8,000 lbs

› Payload: 1,050 lbs

And, finally, there’s the underdog Lordstown Endurance. Made by a company that has known no shortage of troubles, the truck’s makers have long believed in its in-hub motor technology to reduce the number of moving parts and give it true all-wheel-drive.

Unfortunately, despite the comeback story (the company has finally started delivering trucks to customers), and its neat technology, the truck’s specs are a little disappointing when compared to the competition. It has about half as much range as many upcoming trucks, less towing capacity, and is slower than the rest, despite making 550 hp (410 kW/558 PS) at peak output.

Although the company’s earning in 2022 were pretty bleak, thanks to materials costs that affected the rest of the industry, too, it did manage to deliver a few trucks in 2022, which puts it ahead of a lot of the trucks above.

So what do you think? Which of the upcoming crop of all-electric pickups will win out, and which will struggle for sales?

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