Doing what trucks are designed to do — haul and tow — has deleterious effects on range and efficiency, negating the huge torque delivery of electric motors. But the new Ram Ramcharger plug-in hybrid is aiming to provide a fix with the best of internal combustion and electric power. The new Ramcharger offers a twist on the hybrid formula, with the gasoline engine being used only to power the batteries and not drive the wheels directly. Pure electric driving range is estimated at 145 miles, with the engine kicking in when the charge drops below a certain percentage. With a full tank of gas and a fully-charged battery, range for the Ramcharger hits an estimated 690 miles, although hauling and towing will reduce that figure significantly. Motors at the front and rear axle make a combined 663 horsepower and 615 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds. The Ramcharger will slot in between the refreshed Ram 1500 and the BEV Ram 1500 REV when it arrives in 2025.