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Chrysler Beginning 140-unit Test Fleet of Ram Plug-in Hybrids

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In brief: Chrysler is deploying the first 20 of a planned 140-truck fleet of Ram pickup plug-in hybrids.

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Make/Model: Ram PHEV
Manufacturer: Chrysler

The word

The first 20 units of the 140-unit PHEV fleet of pickup trucks will deliver this month to Clark County, Nevada and Yuma, Arizona (10 each). The fleet of plug-in hybrids will be part of a $97.4 million project for fleet testing plug-in technologies.

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The Ram Truck Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) is a blended plug-in, meaning it is not capable of running all electric, but it can run electric with the engine acting as generator only.

The truck gets up to 32mpg city and meets AT-PZEV emissions standards, making it the only full-sized V8 engine pickup to do so.

The Ram PHEV has a 345hp 5.7L Hemi V8, 12.9kWh liquid-cooled battery pack, and the capability of being charged through its engine or with a 120/220V plug-in through a standard J1772 charge port.

And so ...

The truck is a showcase of Chrysler's current hybrid technologies.

Photo credits: Chyrsler