Ram 2500 CNG: Green Alternative for Truck Drivers

The conversation after Hurricane Sandy for many of us in New York seemed to circle around climate change.  Governor Cuomo said as much during the numerous press conferences he held following the disaster.  Whenever global warming is talked about, it’s no doubt that green energy is just around the corner.  No matter your position on what happenings of the environment of late, it’s hard to deny that car makers shouldn’t be doing all they can to help with keeping emissions from their vehicles down.

Ram is answering the call that many seem to be putting out for engines running on alternative fuel technology.  The Ram 2500 will now be the first in the truck line-up that Ram has planned to have CNG (compressed natural gas).   It is the only OEM-built, CNG-powered truck that is made and sold in the US.

The Ram 2500 CNG is a bi-fuel vehicle.  That means it uses compressed natural gas as the primary source of fuel and switches over to gas only after the CNG has been depleted.  CNG is identical in mileage to that of vehicles on unleaded regular gas.  The bright spot to that is that the cost is 30 percent lower than the average price of a gallon of gas.

Breaking it down even further in comparison, CNG costs around $1.25 per GGE (gasoline gallon equivalent).  On CNG, the Ram gets 301 miles on the highway with the range getting boosted to 966 miles with the backup gas supply.  CO2 emissions are reduced by 20 percent and tailpipe emissions see a drop of more than 50 percent.

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Ram Donates Trucks, $100,000 to Hurricane Sandy Relief

As the east coast recovers after Hurricane Sandy, Ram Trucks are stepping up and helping in relief efforts.

So far, the popular truck brand has pledged their support for those affected by the storm, and they have donated $100,000 and 20 Ram 1500 trucks to the American Red Cross. Neal Litvack, Chief Development Officer at the American Red Cross, praised Ram for their support, saying, “Through the generosity of its partners such as Ram and Chrysler Group, the American Red Cross is responding with shelter, food, and emotional support, helping families and communities with their most critical needs now, and as they begin to move towards recovery.”

One of the biggest problems facing relief workers is that the areas that need help the most are still not easily accessible, and besides that, these residents need water, food, blankets, medicine, and other necessary supplies. They need a way to transport these supplies efficiently, and that’s why Ram trucks are so important to recovery efforts.

We would like to encourage our readers to donate to the American Red Cross and volunteer with relief efforts if they are physically able. Our friends, family, and neighbors in New York and New Jersey need us right now, and we are so glad to see Ram taking action in the aftermath of this terrible storm.

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