The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, features a 3.0L V-6 diesel engine that leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds.  -  Photo: Ram Truck

The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, features a 3.0L V-6 diesel engine that leads the half-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds.

Photo: Ram Truck

The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel has earned industry publication Green Car Journal's award for 2023 Green Truck of the Year. The award was presented at this month's annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

Electrified and more efficient propulsion systems play an important role in the Dare Forward 2030 strategic plan that commits Stellantis to cut its global carbon footprint by 50% by 2030 and to lead the transportation industry by achieving net carbon zero by 2038.

Ram EcoDiesel: The Winning Truck

Green Car Journal's 2023 Green Truck of the Year, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, features a 3.0L V-6 diesel engine that leads the 1/2-ton pickup truck segment in torque with 480 lb.-ft. and diesel towing capability of 12,560 pounds. The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also leads all trucks in fuel range. Paired with an available 33-gallon fuel tank, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel's driving range exceeds 1,000 miles.

"The Ram 1500 continues to be an undeniable force in the pickup field," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and GreenCarJournal.com. "It's stylish, comfortable, and connected in ways appreciated by those who drive their Ram pickups for everyday personal use. Yet it's also a workhorse with considerable hauling and towing capabilities. Importantly, the Ram 1500 offers power choices that include efficient eTorque hybrid technology for higher mpg and lower carbon emissions."

Ram 1500 offers several different engine options that meet consumers' needs, including the efficient 3.6L eTorque Pentastar V-6, the powerful 5.7L eTorque HEMI V-8 and the supercharged 6.2L HEMI V-8 engines. Ram will introduce a Ram 1500 battery-electric vehicle in 2024.

Ram will offer electrified solutions in the majority of its segments by 2025 and in all of its segments no later than 2030. Ram electric vehicles will push past the competition as leaders in a combination of areas truck customers care about the most: range, towing, payload and charge time.

The third generation of the turbocharged 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 delivers robust torque and horsepower, along with superb fuel economy and minimal levels of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to meet the needs of Ram 1500 owners. In the 2023 Ram 1500, the 3.0L EcoDiesel V-6 is rated at a best-in-class 480 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,600 rpm, while horsepower is rated at 260 hp at 3,600 rpm. The 2023 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is available in all models and configurations, including a first-time offering in the Ram Rebel.

Green Car Journal editors consider all potential truck models in the U.S. market, weighing environmental attributes alongside traditional criteria that define what makes a great pickup, such as capability, versatility, safety, value and style. The winner was selected from finalists by a Green Truck of the Year jury, comprised of automotive experts and Green Car Journal staff.

This isn't the first award for the Ram 1500 this year, with the Texas Motor Press Association also awarding Full-Size Truck of the Year honors to the Ram 1500. The automaker also won top honors at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas in 2022. 

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