Why the Ramcharger makes more sense than people think

Ramcharger Limited explanation

Since the release of the Ram 1500 Ramcharger, there has been a good deal of unfounded criticism of the engineering choices—even before such key figures as the fuel economy on an empty battery have been released.

The Ramcharger is almost unique as a hybrid in that the engine is used both to recharge the battery and to power the motors when needed, but has no physical way to drive the wheels. Read more

Truck rams Mopar dealership

Truck rams dealership (crash)

A tractor-trailer truck rammed into a car dealership in Tooele, Utah last week, causing a fire at the Mopar/Ford dealership.The crash occured last Friday and, according to the local TV station, KMVT, injured 11 people, damaged 27 vehicles, and left visible damage to the dealership building One person had to be airlifted to the hospital.The … Read more

Belvidere, Illinois becoming a Stellantis hub

Belvidere plant

The reopening of Belvidere as an assembly plant won’t take place until 2027, which seemed like a surprisingly long time away—until more information was released yesterday.The local newspaper, the Rockford Register Star, described the deal as changing the large factory on the site into a “megahub,” or an extra-large parts distribution center. While it isn’t … Read more

2025 Ram 1500: New Engines, New Face, New Performance Model, New Ramcharger

2025 Ram 1500 Tungsten

This morning’s reveal of the 2025 Ram 1500 shows many changes for the new model year, most of which were expected. The Hemi V8 engines are gone, but in place of the 5.7-liter Hemi is a new Hurricane “Straight-Six Turbo” (SST) that combines more power with better fuel economy. A new high output version of … Read more

Return of the Ramcharger

2025 Ram 1500 Ramcharger Tungsten

This morning, Stellantis released the first batch of 2025 Ram 1500 information. One thing many people did not expect is the return of the Ramcharger nameplate—but the 2025 Ramcharger is not a brawny truck-based SUV. Instead, it is the extended range version of the Ram REV, coming with a Pentastar-powered generator that can keep the electric drive system charged for endless range. Read more

2025 Ram 1500 RHO – the New High Performance Half-Ton

Hurricane Twin Turbo

Earlier this year, Ram announced that 2024 would be the final year for the current TRX with the supercharged Hemi, leaving some to question if there would be any high performance options going forward. We learned today that Ram is working on another high-powered pickup; it doesn’t rely on a blown V8 with 700+ horsepower, but the 2025 Ram 1500 RHO packs enough punch to overpower the Ford Raptor.
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2025 Ram 1500 lineup reveal, just after midnight

2025 Ram 1500 REV

The 2025 Ram 1500 lineup will be revealed just after midnight tonight—at 12:01 am on November 7.The 2025 Ram 1500 REV battery-electric has already been revealed, but without all its specifics. Stellpower has already reported that the 2025 Ram 1500 will have a range of gasoline engines.Stellpower will be covering the reveals from 12:01 am … Read more

Midsize Ram Dakota / Ram L1200 pickup is on the way—as per UAW files

2027 Ram Dakota / Ram 1200 rendering

A new pickup truck is coming to Ram, but don’t look for it this winter. The new pickup will almost certainly be a new design, and will not be based on the Rampage sold in South America which was described at Stellpower.The Ram 1200 and Fiat Fullback were both based on the Mitsubishi L200  pickup; … Read more

J70: When do we see new Wranglers, Gladiators? What about BEV Jeep Wrangler?

warn winch (2024 Wrangler Rubicon)

As part of union negotiations, Stellantis provided details on when the Wrangler and Gladiator would finally be renewed. The Wrangler has been on a ten-year replacement cycle, though Ford Bronco and the upcoming Volkswagen Scout may eventually challenge that.The Gladiator is to be updated this year, unsurprisingly, since the 2024 Wrangler has already been unveiled. … Read more

Jobs saved by the strike: Stellantis’ new USA investments

Kokomo casting

The UAW’s strike against Stellantis was in some ways the most bitter of the six labor disputes with the former “Big Three” in the US and Canada. Stellantis had a list of 18 facilities they planned to close; these reportedly included Belvidere Assembly and Trenton Engine.In the end, Stellantis agreed to a large variety of … Read more

Luxury Wagoneer has its third recall

Wagoneer rear vent-seat screen

Around 100,000 2022-24 Wagoneers have apparently been made so far—if this recall is any indication. The vehicles may have third row seat belt buckles which “may not allow occupants to properly access or fasten the seat belt to the buckle.” The fix is replacing the third row seat belt buckle.Only around 1% of vehicles have … Read more

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 Crate Engine, Long Blocks Available in Early 2024

Hellephant C170 Engine

Dodge announced this morning that the second edition of the modern Direct Connection catalog is now available online and one of the items added to the new list of available items is the C170 Hellephant Series crate engine. The C170 is the crate engine name of the production engine in the 2023 Dodge Challenger SRT … Read more