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Fiat Chrysler’s Chief Executive said Wednesday that the automaker plans to build an electric version of the Ram pickup.
CEO Mike Manley revealed the plans in response to a question on the company’s third-quarter earnings call.
“I do see that there will be an electrified Ram pickup in the marketplace, and I would ask you just to stay tuned for a little while and we’ll tell you exactly when that will be,” Manley said.
Pickups now sell as frequently as passenger cars, but the big-three pickup makers – GM, Ford, and Ram – haven’t raced to bring an electric truck to market.
Tesla’s Cybertruck, set for production next year, seemed to force the market a bit, as it promises specs better than traditional pickups. GM is planning to bring an electric GMC Hummer to market next year, while Ford plans an electric F-150 for 2022. Rivian is another well-funded electric automaker expected to offer a compelling electric pickup option.