Hoverboards, flying cars, time travel, the disappearance of Diesel … these are all things which have been projected into the vague and distant future. While we didn’t have time travel figured out quite as early as Back to the Future predicted, technology does continue to surprise us. Some of these possibilities seem more likely than others.
Recently, Germany made it known that they wish to outlaw diesel and combustion engines by 2030. The German Federal Council passed this resolution and asked the European Union as a whole to consider doing the same. It isn’t legally binding, but it has put the potential disappearance of diesel on every truck-lover’s mind.
Recently, a member of a Ram forum made a post about this European movement. This got other users worked up when they were forced to ask, could Ram diesel be disappearing? Members of the forum made speculations and discussed the potential alternatives of the future. One member shared a press release from a truck company named Nikola who claims to be developing a hydrogen fuel semi truck.
If and when diesel and combustion engines are out of the picture, drivers will turn to electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. GM has been working on hydrogen fuel for some time, but argue that they are currently lacking the infrastructure needed to really make it happen. Refueling in remote locations would not be possible … yet.
Everyone knows that Ram rocks, but it’s still nice to hear.
Automotive Fleet magazine holds a yearly voting process in which its readers – over 20,000 operators and owners of commercial truck fleets in North America – select which truck they like the best. Competition in the segment is always rough, but Automotive Fleet said the votes favored a clear winner by a landslide. The results are in, and this year, the Fleet Truck of the Year title went to the Ram 1500.
The Ram 1500 is no stranger to the honor, either. This is the second time in the past three years the truck has taken home the award. The 1500 succeeded in categories such as application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifestyle costs. Amazingly, the Ram 1500 was one of forty trucks contending for the award, but managed to pull into the number one spot regardless.
Bob Hegbloom, the head of the Ram Brand of FCA North America, commented on the win, “Receiving an award based on such an experienced audience truly gives Ram Truck more momentum and confirms we are delivering the features most important to business owners.”
Ram enthusiastically accepted the 2015 Fleet Truck of the Year award, happy to receive recognition for their continued commitment to excellence.
Odds are high that if you love country music, you probably love yourself a good pickup truck, too. Which is why it makes perfect sense for Ram Trucks and Rolling Stone Country to come together to make country music even better.
As part of this partnership, there is a new, daily, hosted video series called the “Ram Report” available online. This series takes a look at some of the biggest country music news of the day and frequently features exclusive interviews with some of country music’s biggest stars.
“We are thrilled to partner with Ram on this exciting program, which marks Rolling Stone’s commitment to country music and our dedication to creating quality video content,” said Gus Wenner, Head of Digital of Wenner Media, in a statement. “We started Rolling Stone Country out of a deep love for the music, and look forward to this collaboration that will reach an audience who are as passionate about their trucks, as they are about their music.”
What kind of content would you like to see from this partnership with Rolling Stone Country? All of us here at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep Dodge would like to know your thoughts!
The Ram Power Wagon first hit the market as a 2005 model, so that means it’s now celebrating ten full years on the road—and off the road. It’s starting off the new model ear with a bang, too, taking home another Pickup Truck of the Year award from Four Wheeler magazine. This is the fourth time the especially off-road capable truck has taken home the award.
With the award, the 2015 Ram Power Wagon not only validates its own excellence but the brand’s willingness to constantly push for improvements. Only new vehicles or vehicles with major mechanical changes qualify for eligibility. The Power Wagon’s four wins, therefore, highlight Ram’s willingness to add and improve the truck at all turns.
This year, the Power Wagon comes with a 6.4-liter HEMI engine with 410 horsepower and 428 lb.-ft. of torque. That powertrain links with a special 5-link rear suspension system for extra sensitive and responsive handling. “The 2015 Ram Power Wagon is simply everything you want a real pickup to be,” Christian Hazel, editor of Four Wheeler, stated succinctly. To discover all the special features of this off-road truck, come see us at Rochester Hills Chrysler Jeep today!