The iconic Ramcharger SUV is making a comeback, but with a twist. Ram is reintroducing the Ramcharger as a battery-electric pickup that features a powerful onboard generator. According to Ram CEO Tim Kuniskis. This electrified version of the Ramcharger is poised to be the “ultimate solution for electric trucks.”
The electrified Ram Ramcharger utilizes the same battery-electric powertrain found in the Ram 1500 Rev, but with the addition of a Pentastar V6 engine serving as a 130-kW onboard generator. It’s important to note that this isn’t a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). But rather an all-electric truck with a range-extending generator.
Underneath the Ramcharger, you’ll find two electric drive modules. These modules incorporate the electric motor, gearbox, and inverter into a single unit. The front drive module generates 250 kW (335 hp) and includes an automatic disconnect feature that allows the wheels to freewheel in specific conditions. The rear EDM produces 238 kW (319 hp) and can function as a locking differential. Combined, the Ramcharger boasts an impressive 663 hp and 614 lb-ft of torque, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
Powering these electric drive modules is a 92-kWh battery pack, which is smaller than the standard 168-kWh pack found in the Ram 1500 REV. As well as the optional 229-kWh pack. However, the Ramcharger compensates for the reduced battery capacity with the Pentastar V6 generator, which generates 130 kW of electricity and extends the range to an impressive target of 690 miles.
As a truck, the Ramcharger also caters to towing and hauling needs. Ram claims that the Ramcharger can tow up to 14,000 pounds, surpassing the capabilities of the current Hemi-powered Ram 1500.
With the revival of the Ramcharger as an electrified pickup, Ram is demonstrating its commitment to innovative solutions in the electric vehicle market.