Green Car Journal Names RAM 1500 2023 Green Truck of the Year at San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

SAN ANTONIO, Nov 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The RAM 1500, a workhorse pickup that offers a range of powertrain options, including two efficient eTorque powerplants, was honored as Green Car Journals 2023 Green Truck of the Year™ today. The announcement was made during a Green Car Awards™ press conference at the San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas. Finalists for this year’s Green Truck of the Year™ included the Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Maverick, Hyundai Santa Cruz and Toyota Tundra.

“The RAM 1500 impresses with its rugged styling, much-desired comfort and connectivity, and wide range of capabilities,” said Ron Coganeditor and publisher of Green Car Journal and “Importantly, the available eTorque powertrain options provide up to 26 mpg on the highway and nearly 600 miles of driving range, while providing uncompromised towing capabilities and the full functionality that pickup buyers expect.”

RAM 1500 offers a wide range of advanced features and amenities that will appeal to those seeking an advanced truck for personal use or work. The 2023 gas and hybrid power options offer 305 to 702 horsepower and include a 3.6-liter eTorque V-6, 5.7-liter eTorque HEMI V-8 and 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. When called upon, RAM 1500 offers a dedicated work ethic with the ability to tow up to 12,750 pounds and carry a payload of up to 2,300 pounds. It is available in a variety of configurations, including Quad Cab and Crew Cab choices, with two- and four-wheel drive, two pickup box lengths and eight trim levels.

Green Truck of the Year™ focuses on light truck models that exemplify environmental progress and aim for greater efficiency, working to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. One of the cornerstones of the pricing program is weighing the merits of pickups that integrate the latest efficiency technologies against cost, value, performance and other factors. When it comes to trucks, functionality is high on the list as pickup buyers often rely on their trucks to provide significant work and recreational opportunities, including the ability to carry significant loads and easily tow heavy trailers over long distances. . Editors also consider a model’s availability to consumers, as the ability to buy and drive more environmentally friendly models on our highways is just as important as the “green” technologies they champion.

“Each of the Green Truck finalists has such incredible elements, from fuel efficiency to the materials used in the trucks,” said SA Auto Dealers President Pam Crail. “As the automotive industry is at the forefront of technological advancements, it is also important for our Show to be at the forefront of emphasizing green efficiency and the continued advancement in this part of our industry. We are proud of the Green Truck Award every year.”

About Green Car Journal

The Green Car Awards™ are an important part of Green Car Journals mission to demonstrate environmental progress in the automotive industry. The award-winning magazine and are leading sources of information on electric, advanced technology and low-carbon vehicles. Green Truck of the Year™ and the Green Car Awards™ are trademarks of Green Car Journal and RJ Cogan Specialty Publications Group, Inc.

About San Antonio Auto & Truck Show

Produced by the San Antonio Dealers Association, the San Antonio Auto and Truck Show (SAATS) is a pre-eminent automotive event that brings all things automotive to the South Texas every Nov. Called “the largest showroom in South Texasvisitors to the show will be able to view and compare all makes and models of cars and light trucks under one roof. The show is also the truck capital of the south. SAATS features exciting displays from automakers of the latest model vehicles and the latest cutting-edge technologies every year.Visitors can also experience the most current and innovative ways to personalize their vehicles in the MarketPlace.For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

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