- When the electric Ram Revolution concept was unveiled, its rear jump seats made it a three-row pickup.
- Now, new photos offer a closer look at the Ram 1500 EV’s third-row seating, which may or may not be useful.
- Based on the images of the concept, the two small seats each have a bottom that folds out from the rear wall.
Anyone who has ever sat on the tiny jump seats in the back of an old extended cab pickup knows they are not very comfortable. Then again, neither is riding in the back of a truck bed, which can also be unsafe. Well, jump seats might be making a comeback based on what we know from the recently revealed Ram 1500 Revolution BEV concept. Fortunately – unlike those in Uncle Eddie’s rusty Chevy S-10 – the electric Ram’s rear seats are part of a temporary third row. Newly released photos also give us our best look at it.
From the start, Ram admitted that the Revolution’s third row consisted of jump seats. However, we can only now see what they really look like. As expected, the images show two small seats that fold out from the back wall. This is the same wall that serves as a center gate that opens to create an even larger cargo bed. This is of course part of the reason why the back row had to be jump seats.
The debate that follows is whether the Ram EV’s third-row seats are useful or useless. We understand why call it a three row bakkie is a bit misleading, and also why some people will probably scoff at the idea of spending any length of time there. However, we think it is an innovative idea.
As in the past, the jump seats are not intended to cradle passengers on road trips and whatnot, but rather to provide extra space for people who are short-tempered. After all, we’d rather ride safely inside the electric Ram than run the risk of bouncing around the box.