1st Year Member
- Oct 26, 2023
Indeed RAM (not Dodge any longer) is doing something interesting that I see as another transitional solution from their legacy platform. In terms of performance, range, and towing ability, it delivers what many truck customers are asking for:Interesting to see the news out of Dodge on the new Ramcharger for 2025. Full electric propulsion with an ICE engine (Pentastar V6) to serve as an on-platform 130 kw generator to charge the 92 kw battery when it drops below a certain level. Of course, a Ram 1500 is a different beast than I think what I think a new Scout would go for, but one of the more interesting innovations on the PHEV/hybrid/EV issue. I would personally be happy with a full EV option (I have my '74 to scratch the ICE itch), but if half of what dodge is claiming is reality then this could be a cool alternative.
(more details: https://www.ramtrucks.com/revolution/ram-1500-ramcharger.html)
>600 HP and lb-ft of torque, 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, tow up to 14,000 lbs, 2,625 lbs payload, > 700-mile range, fill up a 27-gallon gas tank in minutes, or fast charge in a few more minutes....
...but it does all of that by not worrying at all about efficiency. Their bet is that the average Ramcharger customer won't care about efficiency.