Ram Revolution 1500 BEV concept: high-tech, clever design testing the waters for the real thing

Ram Revolution BEV side view

Which brings us to the 2023 Ram 1500 Revolution BEV Concept. What exactly are they testing? We have a number of options, including the styling, the design, the technologies, and the powertrain. If you get impatient, just scroll down—we know truck people want to know about towing, hauling, and range, and some people just want to know about tech, and others want to learn about STLA Large.

Examining the Possible Dodge Charger Daytona BEV Quarter Mile Capabilities

Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Banshee Concept in Stryker Red

When Dodge first introduced their plans to offer the next generation Charger Daytona as an all-electric vehicle, the brand didn’t provide any performance numbers, but they did say that it would beat the current Hellcat cars in every performance metric. That essentially means that the Dodge EV would be able to cover the quarter mile … Read more

Hate the Dodge Charger EV Concept? It Could Be Much Worse

Dodge Charger Daytona

The odds are good that if you are reading this, you are familiar with the new Dodge Charger Daytona EV Concept. The muscular looking EV debuted a few weeks ago, on the final day of the brand’s “muscle announcements” at the M1 Concourse road racing facility in Michigan. Of course, because the Charger Daytona Concept … Read more

Solid-state battery pilot plant purchased for STLA BEVs

Factorial CEO Siyu Huang and solid state battery

Lithium-ion batteries, despite their almost miraculous ability to store and deliver energy, have some issues when used in cars, most notably the difficulty of dealing with (rare) fires. Many believe the next generation of batteries will use solid electrolyte material, which increases safety and range. Stellantis had already set up an agreement with “solid state” … Read more

Future Mopars revealed by Canadian investments

BEV skateboard design for Chrysler Airflow

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, and a number of other dignitaries, Stellantis officials, and Unifor union reps unveiled a major investment in Canadian factories and R&D facilities. Together, these will keep thousands of jobs in Canada, adding a number of research positions and restoring, if all goes well, second and third … Read more

Windsor, Brampton rescued! Stellantis investing in Canadian plants (updated)

Brampton - final Dodge Demon

Not only is Stellantis going to keep the Windsor and Brampton plants in Canada open—the company is investing $2.5 billion in enabling EV production and building a pair of R&D centers in the country. Canada has long given Chrysler a higher market share than any other country, including the United States, which is Chrysler’s birthplace … Read more

You say you want a Ram Revolution? Here it is!

Ram Revolution

The Ram Revolution trademark was explained today when Ram released an insider program with its fans, helping Ram lovers get a closer look at the upcoming Ram 1500 BEV—which is slated for 2024. Ram Revolution (see RamRevolution.com) provides “meaningful updates with unique visuals and content, and an ongoing dialogue that will include the opportunity to … Read more

Mopar adds WiFi-capable hybrid chargers for 4xe, PHEV

BEV charger

Mopar is now selling WiFi-capable 240-volt chargers for owners of Jeep® 4xe vehicles and the Chrysler Pacifica PHEV; available in plug-in or hardwired versions, they can provide a full charge in a little over two hours, around six times faster than 120V chargers. Adding WiFi gives owners the ability to monitor and control charging via … Read more

Get ready for a new transmission

880RE transmission (pictured: ZF Gen 4)

It’s got eight speeds. It was engineered by ZF, originally, and was modified by the friendly Mopar powertrain engineers. It’s able to handle a lot of torque, and can have an integrated electric motor. It’s the brand new, fourth-generation ZF 8-speed, dubbed 880RE. The first eight stands for eight forward gears; the second is a … Read more