Ram to Offer Bi-Fuel CNG 2500 in Regular Cab, 2WD Configurations
4x4 Crew Cab Continues, New Models Available Late 2015
Ram was one of the first fullsize truck makers to offer a fully factory-built bi-fuel CNG truck with the Ram 2500, but the truck was offered in only one configuration initially: long-bed, crew cab, 4x4. Likely due to feedback from many of its fleet customers that didn’t need the extra passenger space and four-wheel drive, Ram will now offer the 2500 CNG in regular cab and 2WD configurations.
As before, it’s not a full-CNG conversion, and therefore, it is not eligible for the California’s coveted “white” sticker, which allows single-passenger carpool lane access. The CNG tanks are mounted at the front part of the 8-foot bed, giving an effective usable bed length of 4 feet, 8 inches. Claimed highway CNG range is 301 miles, with an astounding total combined CNG and gasoline range of 966 miles when equipped with the available 35-gallon gasoline tank. The Ram 2500 CNG has a 1,580-pound payload and 7,650-pound towing capacity, and it comes standard with 4 and 7-pin trailer connectors and a Class IV hitch receiver, as well as an integrated trailer brake controller. The truck is covered by Ram’s 5-year, 100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, with the ancillary CNG hardware, such as the tanks and fuel filler, covered by the truck’s 3-year, 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The new configurations of the Ram 2500 CNG will be available for purchase in the later part of 2015.
Source: FCA U.S.