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Production begins for Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas Truck; Availability expanded to retail custome

Sacramento Bee -- The first Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas pickup trucks have begun rolling off the line at Chrysler Group's Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant today.

The start of Ram CNG production is timed perfectly to support the Company's announcement that the formerly fleet-only vehicle will now be available to retail customers.

"We felt there was a strong likelihood that customer demand would allow us to offer the Ram 2500 CNG to retail as well as fleet buyers," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. "From the moment we unveiled the Ram CNG, dealers – particularly those near CNG refueling infrastructure -- strongly encouraged us to bring CNG to their stores. We're pleased that today Ram can deliver on that demand."

The 2012 Ram 2500 CNG is the onl


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 5, 2012 5:03:07 AM

at least for a while, this will be cheaper than diesel...
honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2012 6:10:01 AM

happy to know I waited. There's even a CNG station nearby... yea. That's my next truck :)
GGAlbo
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 8:04:01 AM

SOUNDS GOOD!!! LET ME HAVE ONE!
kyjlh
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 7:13:04 AM

good start
avlis82
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 6:58:03 AM

Can't wait to see it.
FuelishGuy
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 12:32:55 AM

...automatically, switches over to gasoline when it runs outta CNG. This is what's going to get Chrysler back into a serious car manufacturer. Hope this come to Canada real soon.
gknee09
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:08:27 PM

sounds pretty cool
qwerty17
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 7:35:33 PM

About time.
DanMtz
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 7:08:58 PM

Good, I like to see it.
Pramodsharma
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 5:21:26 PM

I like Nat Gas Trucks, they go with a force without vibration
SUV2009
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 1:51:28 PM

Ok old news.
jep39
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 1:22:56 PM

Note that the Sacramento Bee holds no ownership on this article.
sparky808
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 1:00:17 PM

Thank you for posting.
dacofa
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:52:05 PM

CNG has be around for decades. Just look at forklifts. Now it's become a big politcal issue for the moron in the WH.
vrossi46
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:42:30 PM

great, hope CNG becomes a real alternative
WhiteTreeIndian
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:37:05 PM

Sounds like a real geezer guzzler.
tarheelcoastie
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:35:56 PM

cool
Taurus1
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:35:39 PM

don't trust fracking.
MiCARgo
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:33:40 PM

Is this attempt to justify fracking??
Discovery02
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:33:07 PM

Well it uses alternative fuels. What's the price tag? How does it hold up in crash testing?
TheDix
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:31:45 PM


No thanks.
Asbury09
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:29:32 PM

no mention of the MSRP
jad1960
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:28:20 PM

ok
ddaz46
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:28:08 PM

Great next we can build Honda's in America OH WE DO.
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:26:11 PM

ok
Niko11
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:21:20 PM

Saltillo, Coahaila, Mexico is where this plant is located. The author left this little tid bit out.
tronix102
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:20:49 PM

a perfect idea for USPS since they are trying to cut costs. I still dont know why they didnt invest in some hybrid vehicle to deliver mail. That would save them so much money
slowpoke63
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:20:21 PM

How much does this option cost? What is the capacity of the CNG tank?
ss70
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:19:48 PM

May be time for dealers and Chrysler to work with nat gas companies and gas stations for infra for fillups
ARCO
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:16:03 PM

I'M STILL NOT BOUGHT ON THIS IDEA
njerald
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:15:26 PM

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
skysteve1
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:15:08 PM

sounds good, there used to be diesel/gas combo engines available
HailstormCA
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:13:38 PM

I just may look to replacing my current truck with one of these. Whooopeeee!
Royski
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:12:46 PM

About time this was available to consumers. In 1968 I drove a dual-carbed (gasoline and CNG) pickup in California and the oil fields east of Santa Maria.
hmw10284
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:11:49 PM

short term answer - don't get caught with a CNG is 5-7 years
bullfrog69
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:09:01 PM

Thats Fiat, not Chyrsler! And they can keep it!
thirty8paces
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:08:28 PM

The only way that this is relevant is if there are enough compressed natural gas retail suppliers.
btex49
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:07:10 PM

When the Ram 2500 CNG hits the show room floor, I will look at it. That is not a commitment to purchase one. This is the most exciting news for those of us who care about issues and need to drive a truck.
matthwbar
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:04:52 PM

I'd love to see that...
Spankster85
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:03:44 PM

Good for them.
ekcbp
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:02:39 PM

I'd opt for suggestion by dlzastera
vjs3
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:00:22 PM

Not in the budget.
Bud122CA
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 12:00:05 PM

The problem is there still isn't enough stations to fill up and some are very limited opening and closing times.
dlzastera
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:58:01 AM

Convert your old truck and save.
slvrdo_dsprdo
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:57:18 AM

Would be great for work trucks on work sites that can have on site refueling, or for trucks with a defined route.
CostEngineer
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:56:51 AM

Meh.
trytogetby
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:55:45 AM

ok
firechief
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:54:50 AM

interesting
Tamas2evil
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:54:11 AM

nah too big.
firefly09
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:51:14 AM

No Thank You!
ramgas
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:47:26 AM

Now start looking for CNG stations, can't remember seeing any at all.
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