Each year, new strides are being made in the advancement of green technology, and auto companies everywhere are continually looking for ways to incorporate these developments into their products.
With more stringent regulations on vehicle emissions, car makers have pushed to make their automobiles more cost effective and environmentally-friendly. One way they’ve accomplished this is clean diesel, a new generation of fuel specifically designed to help meet a number of global objectives like greenhouse gas, energy security, and clean air.
Today’s clean diesel is made up of 97 percent less sulfur than traditional diesel, cutting soot emissions (believed to be contributor to global warming and serious health issues in humans) by almost 10 percent.
Dodge decided to incorporate this new turbo diesel technology into the RAM 1500 EcoDiesel, and it’s paid off tremendously. Here’s why:
The RAM 1500 EcoDiesel is the only truck in its class to get 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 23 mpg combined.
It was just named Esquire magazine’s Truck of the Year.
Taking into account functionality, versatility, efficiency, safety, value, and style, the award-winning EcoDiesel has garnered the attention of folks who wouldn’t otherwise consider a pickup.
And according to Bob Hegbloom, RAM Truck President and CEO, despite fierce competition, “the Ram 1500 delivers with a winning combination of best-in-class fuel economy and capability and going forward, Ram will continue to set the pace with the best trucks in their segments”.
But it doesn’t stop there. In tests conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the 1500 EcoDiesel has achieved the best highway test result by a full-size, half-ton pickup – going above and beyond the EPA highway rating even for pickups of a smaller size.
Mancari’s believes that the Dodge RAM is capable of not only being a heavy-hitting, V6, workhorse of a diesel, but is also a smart choice, if you’re looking for optimal fuel efficiency in a truck.
It’s projected that within the next few years, light diesel vehicles will make up about 15 percent of the automobiles on American roads and 50 percent of the total number of vehicles in Europe. So if you have any questions about light diesel, or want to take a look at our other Dodge Ram models, stop by our showroom today.