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Green Car Journal Names Ram 1500 2020 Green Truck of the Year

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All-new 2020 Ram 1500 Night Edition
All-new 2020 Ram 1500 Night Edition
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For the second year running, the Ram 1500 has taken the title of Green Truck of the Year from the Green Car Journal. Allowing the new Ram 1500 to outmatch segment competitors in torque ratings, towing capability, and fuel range is the truck’s all-new 3.0-liter V6 EcoDiesel engine. When equipped with the EcoDiesel engine, the Ram 1500 delivers a driving range of approximately 1,000 miles thanks to the available 33-gallon fuel tank, a torque rating of 480 lb-ft, and a 12,560-pound towing capability.

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 In addition to eco-friendly attributes, the Green Car Journal staff and automotive experts evaluated how capable, safe, stylish, and versatile the contending U.S. pickup trucks were. The value of each truck was reviewed, too.

“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,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and “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.”

The 2020 Ram 1500 offers the EcoDiesel powertrain on every available configuration and models.

“The all-new EcoDiesel engine and our eTorque mild-hybrid V-6 Pentastar and V-8 HEMI® engines offer Ram 1500 customers multiple fuel-efficient powertrain choices,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “We are honored to receive the Green Truck of the Year award, affirming our commitment to powertrain technology leadership in the truck segment.”

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