For some truck brands, “green” is merely a paint color. For Ram Trucks, it’s the color of success (and not just the monetary kind).
We’re pleased to report that Green Car Journal has named the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel its 2015 Green Truck of the Year™. The announcement came at the 46th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.
“The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel exemplifies what a ‘green’ truck should be,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. “It’s a heavy-hitter that pulls off exceptional fuel economy with its impressive EcoDiesel engine and array of efficiency features like active grille shutters and aero suspension. Pickup buyers get the best of all worlds with the beefy torque and environmental performance offered by this full-size and stylish pickup.”
When selecting a winner for the Green Truck of the Year award, Green Car Journal editors consider all truck models in the U.S. market, weighing environmental attributes alongside the traditional indicators of great pickups, such as functionality, versatility, safety, value and style. For 2015, Ram Trucks and the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel bested four other finalists to be named winner by a jury made up of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.
The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel earned a 28-mpg rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the best highway-cycle test result ever achieved by a full-size, half-ton pickup. “This truck is an incredible success for Ram and part of the brand’s long term strategy to design and engineer the best trucks you can buy with fuel economy and capability top of mind,” said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO—Ram Truck Brand. “We are thrilled to receive The Green Truck of the Year award, affirming our fuel-efficiency leadership in the truck market.”
Visit your nearest BusinessLink® dealer to learn more about the award-winning Ram 1500 EcoDiesel as well as the other fuel-efficient vehicles in our lineup.