Sponsored

Ram 1500 Ramcharger coming in 2025

commadorebob

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Sep 17, 2022
Threads
47
Messages
4,066
Reaction score
8,158
Location
Alabama
Vehicle(s)
2022 Explorer Limited; 2023 Maverick Lariat
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
Note: not a direct competitor to Maverick, but an indication of where market is heading.

Only just announced so still a lot of questions. Full Electric Ram with gas motor that only charges the battery. This, honestly, is likely the best option for truck users.

14,000lbs tow
130 kW generator
92 kWh battery
~690 mile total range; ~145 mile pure electric range

https://www.ramtrucks.com/revolution/ram-1500-ramcharger.html

Sponsored

 
Last edited:

jewc75

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
James
Joined
Nov 24, 2021
Threads
18
Messages
821
Reaction score
956
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
18 Z06 12 Mustang 22 Maverick 93 Lightning 19 GTI
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
I was excited when i saw the Title of the thread. After reading the article im sad. The Ramcharger is a suv, not an electric truck, same as Lightning. Ford wasted the name on that pos.
 
OP
OP
commadorebob

commadorebob

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Sep 17, 2022
Threads
47
Messages
4,066
Reaction score
8,158
Location
Alabama
Vehicle(s)
2022 Explorer Limited; 2023 Maverick Lariat
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
I was excited when i saw the Title of the thread. After reading the article im sad. The Ramcharger is a suv, not an electric truck, same as Lightning. Ford wasted the name on that pos.
No, I get it. When I first saw the name, I thought Ram was going to take on the Bronco. But, what Ram announced might be a good middle step for truck users who don't want to go full electric. Since the vehicle has a gas tank and power generator, it is essentially a PHEV but without any direct connection between the engine and wheels.
 

Rednek

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Jimmy
Joined
Jan 6, 2022
Threads
0
Messages
62
Reaction score
77
Location
Alberta Canada
Vehicle(s)
2023 Maverick XLT, 2021 Bronco B/D, 2002 f150 SC
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
old news already been done
Ford Maverick Ram 1500 Ramcharger coming in 2025 ev w generator
 

Maverickman74

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Shane
Joined
Dec 8, 2021
Threads
58
Messages
5,146
Reaction score
6,970
Location
Maui HI
Vehicle(s)
96 Bronco, 91 Comanche, 93 ZJ, 80 Eagle, Bicycle
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
Clubs
 
Honestly there is a lot I like about that setup. The interior is wildly impractical and the truck is definitely too big for my needs. But in the dream realm if Ford used the Mach-E AWD motors and and something like the 1.5(possibly NA) as a generator on something the size of the Maverick or Ranger. That would be something special. A platform I think Ford needs to expand is the Explorer platform. Unibody/longitudinal drive/electrified/range extended/medium duty. That would be something that truly would fit the needs of most. Offer that in pickup/van/SUV configuration like the old F/E series and it would fit the needs of most Americans coming off one platform.
 

Sponsored

Traegorn

2.5L Hybrid
Well-known member
First Name
Trae
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Threads
5
Messages
794
Reaction score
1,624
Location
Eau Claire, WI
Website
www.nerdandtie.com
Vehicle(s)
2011 Nissan Versa, 2023 Ford Maverick XLT
Engine
2.5L Hybrid
Clubs
 
OP
OP
commadorebob

commadorebob

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Sep 17, 2022
Threads
47
Messages
4,066
Reaction score
8,158
Location
Alabama
Vehicle(s)
2022 Explorer Limited; 2023 Maverick Lariat
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
this is the exact description of the systems used by this RamCharger.
In simplest forms, yes. But I think it will be a good help in transitioning people to EV. With 145 miles of EV range without the motor, 99% of my driving would be covered without using a drop of gas. But having the mobile generator like that means I don't have to worry when I go on long trips. I don't see why Ford couldn't do this with the Maverick. Use the Mach-E drive with a 150-mile range battery and the same engine that exists in the hybrid. 100% doable and I'd trade up if the 4K tow was still an option.
 

jewc75

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
James
Joined
Nov 24, 2021
Threads
18
Messages
821
Reaction score
956
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
18 Z06 12 Mustang 22 Maverick 93 Lightning 19 GTI
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
OP
OP
commadorebob

commadorebob

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Sep 17, 2022
Threads
47
Messages
4,066
Reaction score
8,158
Location
Alabama
Vehicle(s)
2022 Explorer Limited; 2023 Maverick Lariat
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
Sponsored

jewc75

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
James
Joined
Nov 24, 2021
Threads
18
Messages
821
Reaction score
956
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
18 Z06 12 Mustang 22 Maverick 93 Lightning 19 GTI
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
The Ramcharger was an "SUV" in 1974. Original dude was disappointed a modern version of this wasn't being brought back:
1699394346024.png
I grew up cruising around in one. My dad is a Mopar guy and has a 1979 with a 6.4 hemi swap. He pulls his little camper all over the US. Id love to have a new version of one.
 

Traegorn

2.5L Hybrid
Well-known member
First Name
Trae
Joined
Oct 14, 2021
Threads
5
Messages
794
Reaction score
1,624
Location
Eau Claire, WI
Website
www.nerdandtie.com
Vehicle(s)
2011 Nissan Versa, 2023 Ford Maverick XLT
Engine
2.5L Hybrid
Clubs
 
I drive multiple vehicles. The Maverick is 1 of 7 and its not electric.
I think this one might have gone over your head.
Ford Maverick Ram 1500 Ramcharger coming in 2025 Screenshot 2023-11-07 at 4.20.15 PM
 

jewc75

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
James
Joined
Nov 24, 2021
Threads
18
Messages
821
Reaction score
956
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
18 Z06 12 Mustang 22 Maverick 93 Lightning 19 GTI
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
I think this one might have gone over your head.
Screenshot 2023-11-07 at 4.20.15 PM.png
Never liked the name Maverick either. Add it to the list of renamed stuff that should have been something else. Charger, Lightning, Maverick, Blazer and this.
 

Grand Nat.

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
John
Joined
Jan 20, 2023
Threads
12
Messages
501
Reaction score
606
Location
NYC/ L.I
Vehicle(s)
Schwinn Stingray
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
Clubs
 
It's a great idea and the Chevrolet volt used this system as for back as 2011. Well it's not that far back. We had them in our fleet in all departments of the city.😊
 
OP
OP
commadorebob

commadorebob

2.0L EcoBoost
Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Sep 17, 2022
Threads
47
Messages
4,066
Reaction score
8,158
Location
Alabama
Vehicle(s)
2022 Explorer Limited; 2023 Maverick Lariat
Engine
2.0L EcoBoost
Never liked the name Maverick either. Add it to the list of renamed stuff that should have been something else. Charger, Lightning, Maverick, Blazer and this.
To be fair, the Ramcharger name makes sense for what it is: an EV Ram with a built in charger. My main concern with the name is there might be confusion between the Ramcharger and Dodge Charger... especially since they are made by the same company.


It's a great idea and the Chevrolet volt used this system as for back as 2011. Well it's not that far back.😊
The difference was the option for the engine to direct drive the wheels in the Volt when needed.
Sponsored

 
 




Top