Ram aims to ‘steal’ some of Ford’s electric truck ‘thunder’ with 1500 EV tease

Ram aims to ‘steal’ some of Ford’s electric truck ‘thunder’ with 1500 EV tease

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Ram teased its upcoming electrical 1500 pickup truck, which is scheduled to spell into accumulation successful autumn 2022. The caller electrical motortruck is expected to beryllium 1 of the archetypal large long-range EVs to travel retired of Stellantis, the multinational conglomeration that formed past twelvemonth erstwhile Fiat Chrysler merged with the French PSA Group.

The determination to tease the electrical Ram 1500 is intelligibly a changeable astatine Ford, which is acceptable to statesman lawsuit deliveries of its hotly anticipated F-150 Lightning motortruck this week. “Time to bargain immoderate thunder,” the tweet from Ram reads — a wide allusion to Ford and its lightning-branded EV.

It’s somewhat little ham-handed than the past clip Ram teased the electrical 1500, erstwhile it really near successful immoderate of the vehicle’s plan outlines successful the teaser image, showing much of the motortruck than the automaker’s selling squad astir apt would person preferred. Ram is besides making an electrical ProMaster transportation van that volition beryllium incorporated into Amazon’s fleet starting successful 2023.

When it’s released aboriginal this year, the Ram 1500 EV volition beryllium among the fewer electrical trucks that are disposable to customers, including the Ford F-150 Lightning and Rivian R1T. General Motors plans connected releasing the Chevy Silverado EV adjacent year, arsenic does Tesla with its long-delayed Cybertruck. Pickup trucks are among the astir fashionable and fastest-growing segments successful the US car market.

Stellantis, which has been slower to clasp electrical vehicles than its US and European rivals, is conscionable starting to get immoderate momentum going astir its caller lineup of EVs. The company, which is the fourth-largest automaker successful the world, announced a broad program past twelvemonth to electrify the lineups astatine astir of its brands, including EV versions of Dodge’s fashionable musculus cars arsenic good arsenic aggregate Jeep models.