New Dodge Ram EV Pickup Comparable to Cybertruck
The Ram 1500 REV will challenge Ford and Tesla head-on with an optional 229 kilowatt-hour large battery pack with a targeted range of up to 500 miles, which matches the Tesla Cybertruck stated range of 500 miles and surpasses the Ford F-150 Lightning’s top 320 range. The Ram 1500 REV’s standard 168 kilowatt-hour battery pack will have a targeted range of up to 350 miles, still higher than the F-150 Lightning.
The all-electric Ram can accelerate from 0-60 mph time of 4.4 seconds and has 654 horsepower and 620 lb.-ft. of torque, up to 24 inches of water fording, up to 14,000 pounds towing and a maximum payload capacity of 2,700 pounds

Cybertruck: The Cybertruck is said to have a low center of gravity, which provides good traction control and torque, enabling acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 2.9 seconds and up to 500 miles of range. The pickup truck has up to 3,500 pounds (1,587 kg) of payload capacity and adjustable air suspension and 100 cubic feet of exterior, lockable storage. The Cybertruck has also a towing capability of over 14,000 pounds (6,350 kg), the carmaker has said.

No price of Dodge yet.
Edmunds estimates of Cybertruck [$40k to $70k]:

Claimed tow ratings range from 7,500 pounds for the single-motor model all the way to 14,000 pounds for the tri-motor version.

The main question in my mind how much range is cut when the EV pickup tows at maximum capacity?


According to a recent magazine test (Car and Driver?) it hurts it a lot. You’re coming close to quadrupling total vehicle weight after all, plus aero drag. Of course, gasoline/diesel fuel mileage also drops like a rock for the same reason. But you can add petrol relatively fast, and those fuel tanks are freaking huge anyway.


That’s absurdly large. Imagine going on a long days drive and arriving home late in the evening/night with 20% battery charge. Then plugging in to your typical 32 amp 240 volt home EV charger. That’s charging at 7.7 kW. By morning, let’s say 9 or 10 hours later, when you have to drive to work or to a worksite, your vehicle battery is still only at about 50%!