A Clearer Look at the 2023 Ram 12-inch Digital Gauge Cluster

2023 Ram 1500 Limited Gauge Cluster

Grainy pictures of the larger 2023 Ram digital gauge cluster have been floating around the internet for a few days, but our hunt for a clearer, higher resolution version paid off thanks to the Dodge Ram Owners Australia Facebook page. A member named Marty Marty shared a picture of what appears to be the new …

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Cummins may power Ram’s hydrogen future

2020 Cummins logo

Last week, we posted a story on Stellantis’ hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), which are mainly being developed in Europe; but reader RustyDodge reminded us that heavy duty Rams have another path they can follow. Cummins, maker of Ram heavy duty pickups’ acclaimed diesel engines, has for years been working on hydrogen, natural gas, and electric …

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Ram’s solution for electric heavy-duty trucks is under way

Battery-electric cars (BEVs) are in the works for most segments, but would they work for heavy duty trucks? Ram seems to think not; while a BEV Ram 1500 is coming, to join Rivian’s, Ford’s, and Chevrolet’s light-duty battery-electric pickups (in order of production), their EV Day presentation pointed to a different path for the Ram …

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Stellantis Hackathon isn’t as Nefarious as it Sounds

Stellantis Hackathon

Last weekend, Stellantis held the company’s first “Hackathon”, inviting college students from around the area to team up to showcase their programming skills. The name Hackathon may suggest that these students were trying to hack into the various systems, but that wasn’t the case. Instead, the teams of students used data from Stellantis vehicles, the …

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The end of the “World Gas Engine” is getting closer

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee dropped all but one front wheel drive configuration, raised the specs of the base model, and eliminated the 2.4 liter four-cylinder. At the time, Chrysler didn’t make a fuss about dropping the 2.4, which is also used by the Jeep Compass and ProMaster City. The Compass and Renegade are both rated at …

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Ram may add a new utility bar to pickups

Ram pickup utility bar

Frederick Bender and Bryan Macek may have made it easier for future Ram pickup buyers to tie down—and lock down— their cargo. The FCA US employees patented a utility bar system which is attached to fittings which go into stake pockets in a pickup bed. The advantage of this system over conventional cross beams is aesthetic …

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Rams, Dodges recalled for faulty ESC light

2021 Ram 2500 Power Wagon axles

Incorrectly written software in the antilock brake control module in 370,437 Ram 2500s and Dodge Durangos can result in the ESC light failing to come on when the electronic stability control (ESC) does. This can increase the odds of a crash, as drivers will be less aware that they are approaching the vehicle’s road-adhesion limits. …

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Restyled 2023 Ram ProMaster raises the roof, adds features and volume

2023 Ram ProMaster

The 2023 Ram ProMaster, formally introduced today at the Work Truck Trade Show in Indianapolis, adds to the many 2022 model-year upgrades with a new front end design, superior headlights, and other features. While the headlights and grille are the most obvious changes, this hauling machine is more than just a prettier face. The new super …

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When will Compass, City drop the 2.4?

2.4-liter MultiAir Tigershark Engine

The 2022 Jeep Cherokee dropped all but one front wheel drive configuration, raised the specs of the base model, and eliminated the 2.4 liter four-cylinder. Why is there still one front drive version? Most likely to keep the 31 mpg advertised highway mileage, which is much tougher to achieve with four driven wheels. Dropping the …

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More electric-Ram teaser drawing; Ram 3500 EV

2024 BEV electric Ram 1500

Ram released two more sketches which may show the styling direction for the electric Ram 1500, which now has a projected release date of 2024. Future heavy duty Rams will, according to the strategy presentation, use hydrogen fuel cells rather than batteries to power their electric motors, though buyers can also expect Cummins diesels to …

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