Ram filed a patent for what would be a revolutionary pick-up truck

  • US truck maker Ram has filed a patent for a three-row pick-up
  • The 18-page document is for a ‘Vehicle Removable Jump Seat’
  • Diagrams submitted with the filing look similar to the 1500 REV unveiled last year

Published on Jul 11, 2024 at 2:39 AM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jul 11, 2024 at 12:29 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Ram has filed a patent application for a three-row pick-up with a design that looks very similar to the 1500 Revolution EV Concept it unveiled last year. 

The car manufacturer has yet to enter the world of all-electric vehicles, although rumors about an EV Ram pick-up had been swirling for years. 

The concept was finally showcased to the public at CES 2023. And it looks like one to get excited about, with a truckload of innovative features that will be seen on Ram’s electrification journey. 

READ MORE! Ram 1500 REV teased in 60-second Super Bowl commercial

The patent looks a lot like designs we saw on the 1500 REV

You may remember that one interesting new feature on the 1500 Revolution EV was third-row jump seats, affixed to the mid-gate.

And it seems as if the company is keen on making that part of its pickup a reality.

So much so that Ram has filed a patent, first spotted by CarBuzz, entitled: ‘Vehicle Removable Jump Seat’.

The 18-page filing contains numerous diagrams showing how the seats will work and they look reminiscent of the images of the 1500 Revolution EV.

“A jump seat configured to be attached to and detached from a rear wall of a passenger cabin of a vehicle,” an abstract for the patent explains. 

It goes on to detail how the jump seat will work alongside showing some handy diagrams or the idea in action. 

How would the jump seats work?

In short, the jump seats are a bit like cushions that fold-out from the rear wall of the cab – behind the second row of seats. 

When they’re needed they can be pulled down to make a third row of seating, but then can be stowed neatly out the way when not in use. 

Unlike previous designs of jump seats that you may have seen, these face forward rather than facing opposite the second row of seats, which requires a bit more room inside to fit it all in. 

Of course, filing a patent doesn’t mean that this idea will end up on the finished model – we’ll just have to wait and see. 

But one thing Ram did promise was that its EV would ‘be the leader in a combination of areas customers care about the most: range, towing, payload and charge time.’ 

Watch this space.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.