Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Named 2015 Green Truck of the Year

 

Over the weekend, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel collected the award for 2015 Green Truck of the Year™, an honor bestowed upon the most fuel efficient pickup in America. Green Car Journal announced the winner at the 46th Annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.

"The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel is an incredible success for Ram Truck and part of the brand's long term strategy to design and engineer the best trucks you can buy with fuel economy and capability top of mind," said Bob Hegbloom, President and CEO-Ram Truck Brand. "We are thrilled to receive The Green Truck of the Year award, affirming our efficiency leadership in the truck market."

To determine which pickup will be designated 2015 Green Truck of the Year™, the editors of Green Car Journal consider all truck models on the market in the United States. All environmental attributes are weighed, in addition to the traditional pickup touchstones like functionality, versatility, safety, value and style. Once the list has been narrowed down to five finalists, a group of automotive experts and select staff members of Green Car Journal decide the winner.

"The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel exemplifies what a 'green' truck should be," said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of the Green Car Journal and CarsOfChange.com. "It's a heavy-hitter that pulls off exceptional fuel economy with its impressive EcoDiesel engine and array of efficiency features like active grill shutters and aero suspension. Pickup buyers get the best of all worlds with the beefy torque and environmental performance offered by this full-size and stylish pickup."

The Ram 1500 is considered one of the most recognizable pickups on the road, and has been recognized for its best-in-class fuel economy. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel offers fuel-saving systems and first-in-segment technologies that have helped pioneer a more efficient pickup.