With the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning taking place sale this spring as well as GMC Hummer EV pick-up deliveries currently underway (well, sort of), some might claim that Stellantis is hanging back its opponents in the electrical pickup truck race.
The Franco-Italo-American car manufacturer’s first all-electric pickup, the Ram 1500, is arranged to arrive in 2024, regarding a year after GM will certainly have already begun delivering its Silverado EV it revealed the other day at CES.
Stellantis executive Carlos Tavares is not as well concerned concerning this, however. The chief executive officer thinks that appearing behind rivals offers the carmaker an opportunity to assess the abilities of the various other electrical pick-ups and make tweaks.
The firm has actually been relaxing as well as resting notes, according to Tavares, who said Wednesday throughout an on the internet chat with Morgan Stanley that the electric pick-up race is fueling the imagination and know-how of Stellantis engineers. The executive added that the electrical Ram is being “adjusted each month” to enhance its abilities after thinking about what the other firms are doing.
” We are preparing the EV pickup for 2024, and also we are doing it by adjusting the specifications as well as adjusting the performance in function of what we see turning up from our competitors. It’s a truth that we are coming slightly after them.
But it’s also a truth that we have the possibility to change the competition and the charm of our very own vehicles to what they are doing, which is an affordable video game, which is a great scenario for the consumer since the genuine victor of this competition is the consumer.”
Carlos Tavares’s remarks are difficult to mistake, but the fact is business that manage to bring electric trucks to market early– such as Rivian, Ford, as well as GM– will certainly have a considerable advantage over others in the future.
Stellantis initially verified the electrical Ram 1500 in July 2021 at the Stellantis EV Day event when it additionally teased the electric vehicle that’s supposed to show up at some point in 2024.
The battery-powered Ram 1500 will certainly be improved the STLA Frame EV body-on-frame platform for E- and also F-segment SUVs, pickup trucks, as well as industrial lorries. Stellantis states this platform, which will certainly release in 2024 most likely on the electrical Ram 1500, will make it possible for a maximum driving series of 500 miles (800 kilometres) from batteries varying from 159 kWh to 200+ kWh.