Late last year, Green Car Journal officially named the new Ram 1500 the 2020 Green Truck of the Year at the 51st annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in Texas. If this feels like déjà vu, it’s not just you: The Ram 1500 earned the same title for 2019.
So what is it that keeps capturing the attention and respect of journalists at Green Car Journal? One big element is the Ram 1500’s 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine. This efficient power plant does more than offer great fuel economy; it also boasts best-in-class torque at 480 lb-ft and best-in-class diesel towing at 12,560 pounds.
Most notable to green drivers, however, is its impressive range on a single 33-gallon fuel tank: more than 1,000 miles. With this engine, the Ram 1500 boasts up to 32 mpg on the highway.*
According to Ram, Green Car Journal considers a truck’s environmental attributes alongside traditional considerations for a pickup truck, like versatility, performance, style, and safety.
“The Ram 1500 stands out in the pickup field, not only with its exclusive use of eTorque mild-hybrid technology, but also with a more powerful EcoDiesel engine that’s EPA rated up to 32 highway mpg,” remarked Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. “That kind of fuel efficiency – and attendant carbon emissions reduction – is particularly impressive in a pickup offering the great functionality, recreational and work capabilities, and overall driving enjoyment of the Ram 1500. Its distinction as the 2020 Green Truck of the Year is well deserved.”
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