Ready for a natural gas pickup truck? We’re taking orders, and in July 2012, we’ll start delivering our factory-built compressed natural gas-powered (CNG) pickup truck.
The Ram 2500 Heavy Duty CNG pickup is designed for fleet and commercial customers, and offers cost and emissions benefits, using an abundant, domestically sourced fuel while reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil. At current prices, which are generally $1.25 less than the gallon equivalent of gasoline, CNG promises significant cost savings over the life of the truck.
The Ram HD CNG is powered by the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 and features both compressed gas storage tanks and an 8-gallon gasoline fuel tank. The bi-fuel engine has been modified to run on compressed natural gas as well as gasoline, and it retains its heavy-duty capability: competent towing, payload hauling and outstanding acceleration for highway merging and passing.
“Our commercial fleet customers have been asking us to build a CNG powered Ram,” said Peter Grady, Vice President, Network Development and Fleet – Chrysler Group LLC. “These fleets have already developed their own fleet fueling infrastructure for CNG, and are strong proponents of the technology.”
Read more about the Ram 2500 CNG pickup and clean energy solutions, and watch the truck’s unveiling at NTEA: