The North American based automotive giant Chrysler Group has recently announced that the Ram 2500 CNG has entered production at the company’s Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant.
According to the car manufacturer, the Ram 2500 CNG is a bi-fuel vehicle which is using the compressed natural gas as primary fuel source but it can switch to gasoline when the CNG tanks are empty. The company says that the CNG-powered trucks will help the customers’ monthly budget and will also cut down the CO2 emissions.
“We felt there was a strong likelihood that customer demand would allow us to offer the Ram 2500 CNG to retail as well as fleet buyers. From the moment we unveiled the Ram CNG, dealers – particularly those near CNG refueling infrastructure — strongly encouraged us to bring CNG to their stores. We’re pleased that today Ram can deliver on that demand”, said the president and CEO of Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler the Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC, Fred Diaz.
The Ram 2500 CNG will be powered by a 5.7 liter HEMI V8 engine which will produce a total output of 383 horsepower and it will have a peak torque of 400 lb-ft. the model will get two compressed gas storage tanks which will offer a choice of 8- or 35-gallon gasoline fuel tanks.