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Hybrid Ram a reality

by David Zatz on

Dodge’s Ram blog announced that the U.S. Dept. of Energy has ordered a test fleet of 140 Ram 1500 Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) to be produced in the United States. They will be Hemi-powered as with the Durango, using the two-mode hybrid transmission. Electrovaya has provided a 12 kilowatt-hour high energy density Lithium Ion SuperPolymer® battery system. The new Ram should be able to drive 20 miles on pure electric power.

Once built, the new Ram 1500 PHEVs will be used for three years of testing.

David Zatz founded Allpar in 1998 (based on a site he had begun in 1993-94), after years of writing reviews for retail trades. He has been quoted by the New York Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Detroit News, and USA Today. Before making Allpar a full-time career, he was a consultant in organizational psychology. You can reach him by using our contact form (much preferred) or by calling (313) 766-2304

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