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Ram expands CNG

by David Zatz on

Ram, the only maker of factory-built CNG pickups (rather than conversions), will expand its CNG (compressed natural gas) series to include the 2500 Regular Cab and rear wheel drive models (from just the 4×4 Crew Cab). Designed for fleets, the Ram CNG is a clean-burning, dual-fuel option that helps to reduce dependence on oil from other nations, which helps both national security and the trade balance.

All Ram CNG trucks are powered by a  specially set up 5.7 liter Hemi V8 engine, and have both tanks and either eight or 35 gallon gasoline tanks.  The system moves from CNG to gasoline and back automatically, and has a range of 301 highway miles on CNG alone, and 966 miles with the 35 gallon tank.

At current prices, CNG is around $1.25 less than its equivalent in gasoline. The truck is rated at 1,580 lb of payload, with a four-foot-eight usable bed length and 7,650 lb of towing.  Its front gross weight rating allows for snow plow use. For more, see our existing CNG Ram page. 

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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