The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV is the first all-electric pickup truck from the Stellantis brand. The new EV is late to the game, as Ford and General Motors have already introduced new electric truck options. Nonetheless, Ram has made its electric pickup truck exciting with new technologies and innovative features. One of its coolest new features is Shadow Mode.
What is Shadow Mode on the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV?
The Ram 1500 Revolution Concept has a feature called Shadow Mode that allows the electric pickup truck to follow its driver (from a safe distance). The feature uses the truck’s camera and sensors to safely track and follow the driver.
Shadow Mode is one of the many exciting features that were introduced along with the new Ram EV. The question is, does it have any practical use, or is it just a gimmick to draw more attention to the Ram truck and divert attention from the Ford F-150 Lightning and Chevy Silverado EV?
How Shadow Mode can be used
Looking at the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV as a driver, it can be hard to think of a situation where Shadow Mode would be practical. Aside from the coolest party hack ever, there might not be much the average driver can do with this feature. If you look at the Ram 1500 REV as a work truck, all of a sudden, it’s a whole different ball game.
Work trucks are constantly moving heavy loads from one place to another and towing objects and vehicles. Shadow mode can be used on job sites to simplify tasks that normally require two people. One driver could direct the vehicle to a specific location instead of having to drive another driver to where the person wants to unload the flatbed.
The Ram 1500 REV BEV can also be incredibly useful for towing, thanks to Shadow Mode. A driver might get out of the vehicle to inspect a parking area, then drive the vehicle to the appropriate parking area while having a different perspective than they would from sitting in the driver’s seat. So Shadow Mode has practical uses. That being said, the feature is highly unlikely to be standard and most drivers can live without it.
Why are consumers excited about the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV?
Drivers find the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept exciting because Ram produces one of the most popular pickup trucks in America. If the new Ram Rev takes cues from its predecessor, then the EV should share many of the features drivers love about the Ram 1500.
Stellantis and its portfolio of brands have not become electrified as quickly as other automakers. The Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept demonstrates that the American automaker has important contributions to make to the electric future. After all, the more EV options to choose from, the better the market for consumers.
According to yahoo finance, the Ram 1500 Revolution BEV will go head-to-head with models like the popular Ford F-150 Lightning and the upcoming Chevy Silverado EV. One of these new electric trucks is likely to dominate its segment for years to come. The question is, which model deserves the crown?
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