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[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.Ram revealed the 1500 Revolution concept at CES 2023 on Thursday.

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  • Ford and General Motors are already selling electric pickup trucks. Ram is playing catch-up. 
  • It unveiled the 1500 Revolution concept at CES on Thursday. 
  • The sleek, futuristic design previews the electric pickup Ram plans to launch in 2024. 
Ford and General Motors already sell electric pickup trucks in the F-150 Lightning and GMC Hummer EV.The Ford F-150 Lightning.The Ford F-150 Lightning.

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And GM is planning two new e-trucks from Chevy and GMC for 2023. But one major pickup-maker has been conspicuously missing from the conversation: Ram.Chevy Silverado EV

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However, the brand just gave the world a glimpse at what it’s quietly been cooking up. And it looks incredibly cool.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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On Thursday at CES 2023, the brand pulled the wraps off of the 1500 Revolution concept, an EV truck that previews the model it plans to launch for real in 2024.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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Since it’s just a concept, the Revolution is more of a suggestion of what’s to come than a commitment to anything.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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But it’s safe to say that Ram’s production truck will share some parts of its design and interesting features.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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Overall, the Revolution looks smooth, sleek, futuristic, and unlike trucks today.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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To reduce drag, the Revolution has cameras in place of regular side mirrors, a feature that isn’t legal on US roads.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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Its front and back doors swing open in opposite directions, like on a Rolls-Royce.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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They open up to an interior that Ram says is spacious and endlessly customizable.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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The concept offers third-row jump seats that can be placed inside or outside the vehicle, along with a center console that can be removed entirely to create more space.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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A workstation can unfold from the center console.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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Up front, Ram provides two touchscreens for a total of 28 inches of display.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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The bottom screen can be repositioned a few different ways or detached for use in different parts of the truck.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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A powered midgate can retract to create a pass-through between the pickup’s cab and bed, allowing for bigger cargo.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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That’s a feature we’ll see in the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV as well.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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Ram says the concept lets you haul 18-foot long items with the tailgate closed by laying them down the entire length of the vehicle and into the frunk.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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The Revolution also has tried-and-tested Ram truck features, like a toolbox built into the side of the bed and a tailgate that swings open in multiple directions.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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An exterior projector means the Revolution can make a movie night happen anywhere.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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In terms of capability, Ram didn’t give a range estimate but said the Revolution can add 100 miles of range in 10 minutes.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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It can charge at a rate of 350 kilowatts, more than most EVs.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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It’s powered by two motors and has all-wheel drive.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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The concept’s rear wheels can turn up to 15 degrees to aid maneuverability in tight spaces.[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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Ram says it will unveil the production version of its electric truck “in the coming months.”[EMBARGO 1/5 DNP] The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.The Ram 1500 Revolution concept.

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