Beyond Battery Alone: Ram's 1500 EV Truck Revolutionizes Range with Built-In Gas Generator Technology

Posted at Fri, Nov 17, 2023 1:45 PM

The events shaping the future and models coming soon have left us in a state of amazement here at Landmark Dodge of Morrow, where we have had our eyes on the revolutionary technology aiding EVs. featured a blog last week about a new electric-propelled Ram truck in the works, powered by a massive EV battery pack linked to a gasoline engine that can extend the range and help cut down on the need for frequent charging stops. 

This marvel of modern mechanics claims 690 miles on a full tank and charge, running on a 250kW motor in the front, and a 238kW unit in the rear. It is classified as an EV, but the day-to-day operation is more like driving a hybrid. A brief look back to the pioneering days of EV history provides the example of the Chevy Volt, which also operated like an EV and offered 50 miles of pure range, with a gas engine then taking over after the battery is depleted. One very epic form of persuasion for anyone only half committed is the 4.4 second 0-60 time, along with the distances you can tackle courtesy of the 92kWh battery without burning any gas. 

There’s a 3.6-liter V6 engine in the bay that fires up when the battery gets a bit low, which powers the 130 kW onboard generator that cranks out ample juice for the RamCharger’s electric motors. Ford happens to be our only direct competitor that is offering a work-oriented EV pickup, but numerous media sources claim that the range will not be comparable to the RamCharger. “Bringing the screens” has been the duty of any truck planning on making a sensible dent in the future market, as consumers have eagerly desired more innovative and engrossing means of expanding on already quite stellar entertainment options. 

Inside the RamCharger flaunts a 12.3-inch instrument cluster right off the bat, along with a 14.5-inch infotainment screen and a 10.25-inch model to keep passengers entertained. Here there is an HDMI input for extras such as joining Mario or other COD enthusiasts for some video game fun during the journey. Worry-free entry is possible with a digital key on a smartphone, and an NFC-based keycard is available for emergency backup. Built with traditional Ram traits that still “aim to break all the rules”, doubling down on the current range is going to appeal to many new buyers that now have a broader acceptance of new technology. 

Thanks to Free2move Charge, drivers can take advantage of a complete suite of products, energy solutions, software, and installation services to render daily charging stress-free. Charging is fast and easy thanks to the quick-release mount, which features a durable weatherproof enclosure. 400-volt DC fast charging offers the ability to add up to 50 miles of all-electric range in just 10 minutes! With up to 4.8 kilowatts in the truck bed and an available power panel with 7.2 kilowatts, you’ll be able to provide the ultimate tailgating or outdoor adventure experience. 

Hands-Free Active Driving Assist makes longer hauls enjoyable by maintaining a set speed and safe distance from vehicles ahead with sensors, cameras, and radar. When the system is properly engaged, the driver can relax with their hands off the wheel while the truck takes over. The all-new available Tungsten trim will undoubtedly raise the bar for upscale pickup trucks with attractive features such as 22-inch aluminum wheels, 24-way power front seats with heat, and a stunning Klipsch Reference Premiere Audio System.

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