My biggest take from this is how is the general public going to afford this technology W a powerplant that also has Cam, tappet and oil cooler problems, are they going to have a backup engine for it!!!
Of course the article assumes that the pre-release information provided by Stellantis is correct. If it is, this truck might be a game changer. It would be for the use case presented in this article but that may not work for everybody.
Time will tell.
As for affordability - let's hope it's not priced in the stratosphere. New trucks are already really, really expensive as it is!
The old Ramchargers were like the full sized Ford Bronco. They had manual trans and a V-8 engine. I drove lots of them for work trucks in the bush. Short and easy to manuever.
Now comes the new EV Ramcharger. Let me know when the towing range increases. EVs are best operated between 20% and 80% charge. That means even if you have a 300 mile range, most of the time you are going to only use about 200 miles of it. If you are towing, then that number gets a lot smaller. In a place like Nevada that is just not going to work.
It is way to early for any States to be outlawing gas engines. I would be willing to embrace EV tech once the range is 700 miles like my Ram diesel.