The new dual-fuel pickup will be offered only as a 4x4 long-bed crew cab (169-inch wheelbase) to serve the commercial and utility markets better. These types of buyers are constantly searching for more and more efficient ways to lower their vehicles' overall cost of ownership, and Ram hopes this greener option will be exactly what they want.
These models will have two highly reinforced CNG tanks mounted at the rear of the 8-foot bed and enclosed in a protective metal box. The trucks also will come standard with an additional eight-gallon gas tank primarily used for startup, but it can be used when the CNG tanks are empty. The overall range of the CNG Ram 2500 is reported to be around 350 miles when the two fuel sources are combined.
The CNG Ram 2500 offers 1,580 pounds of payload, 4 feet 8 inches of usable bed length and 7,650 pounds of towing capability.
The CNG Ram 2500 includes integrated four- and seven-pin connectors, along with a Class IV hitch receiver. The truck comes with a trailer-brake controller with customer-programmable electric or electric-over-hydraulic trailer-brake options.
The model is available exclusively as a 4x4 crew cab in either an ST or SLT trim level. Ram is currently taking fleet orders and expects to deliver the first vehicles in July. Pricing starts at $47,500, including $995 destination charge.