- The light-duty full-size 2025 Ramcharger has a travel range of 690 miles thanks to the 27-gallon gas tank and 145 miles of all-electric range.
- The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger has an available 15.4-inch infotainment touchscreen and a smaller screen for the front passenger.
- Drivers can charge the Ramcharger at Level 3 Fast Charging stations.
With the popularity of the Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV, Stellantis is betting that drivers will flock to the 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger. This impressive new battery-electric vehicle will deliver class-leading battery technology and range.
This is the plug-in hybrid sister to the upcoming Ram 1500 REV fully-electric truck that is expected to arrive on dealership lots in late 2024.
Powering the Ramcharger
The Ram 1500 Ramcharger lets drivers enjoy the power and performance of EV driving, without suffering from range anxiety. Ram engineers placed a 240-kW motor in the front and a 238-kW motor in the rear. They are powered by a 130-kW generation and a massive 92-kWh battery (for comparison, the Wrangler 4xe has a 17.3-kWh battery and about 24 miles of range).
With the gas engine and huge battery, the Ramcharger delivers up to 690 miles before a charge and fill-up. The truck has an all-electric range of 145 miles – an epic amount for a PHEV, and the gas tank holds 27 gallons.
Thanks to the internal combustion engine, Ramcharger drivers can zip past public chargers. When the battery is below 1%, the powertrain shifts to the 3.6-liter V6 engine. The electric motors are always helping the V6 engine, but once the battery is exhausted, the motors cannot function alone.
The plug-in hybrid combination delivers 663 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque. The full-size truck gets from zero to 60 in all of 4.4 seconds. Best of all, the hybrid powertrain can tow up to 14,000 pounds. The onboard power panel can serve as a generator to power up to 7.2 kW for job sites, tailgates, and home appliances when other electrical sources aren’t available.
Adjustable Air Suspension and Hybrid Driving Modes
Engineers designed the Ramcharger with an adjustable air suspension and five drive modes: entry/exit, aero, normal, off-road 1, and off-road 2. Like the Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV, the Ramcharger features eco mode, e-save, and all-electric modes. Unlike the 4xe, the Ramcharger has two levels of battery regen: normal and max regen for one-pedal driving.
The 2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger also has dynamic driving modes with accelerator response, battery regen levels, steering, and suspension. The preset modes include Auto, Sport, Tow, Snow, and Off-Road.
PHEV with DC Fast Charging Capability
Unlike other PHEVs from Stellantis, the Ramcharger can use a Level 3 DC fast charger. Thanks to the 400-volt charging architecture, the full-size truck only needs about 10 minutes to fill up at a 150-kW charging station. Drivers can use the Chargeway app to find the fastest stations.
Engineers placed the easy-access charging port on the front driver’s side quarter panel. When charging begins, the Ramcharger articulates sound signals, then the Ram badge pulsates during the charging sessions. The charging port has a Level 1 and Level 2 system on top and a DC fast charging port on the bottom.
Autonomous Driving Features
Ram outfits the Ramcharger with a handful of autonomous driving features. For easy highway driving, the Ramcharger has Autonomous Drive Assist for Hands-Free Highway Assist with lane-centering. This innovative feature handles tight curves by slowing the truck, then continues to control the vehicle once it determines that the driver is paying attention.
Ram also offers available autonomous parallel and perpendicular parking that uses sensors, radar, and cameras for easy parking in tight spots.
Innovative Interior Tech
In typical Ram style, the Ramcharger has innovative interior tech. The PHEV features a new 14.5-inch touchscreen with the award-winning Uconnect 5 operating system and a 10.25-inch passenger screen so the passenger can assist with navigation and device management. It also has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a digital rearview mirror, and a head-up display. The screen combination will set a new standard for light-duty trucks.
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