What is the Ram eTorque system?
Now that the 2019 Ram 1500 is available at the Billion Auto Group showroom, it occurs to us that we may have overlooked one of the new truck’s most impressive features. Since it was delivered our product experts have been repeatedly asked, ‘What is the Ram eTorque system and how does it work?’ Getting this kind of information into the hands of current and potential customers is one of the main reasons we have a blog. To be sure, the segment in which the 2019 Ram 1500 resides is one of most competitive in the entire industry. We think that this new technology could really be a game-changer. If you’d like to see the eTorque system in action, schedule a test drive with us today.
Is the 2019 Ram 1500 a hybrid truck?
We wouldn’t go so far as to call the 2019 Ram 1500 a full-on hybrid pickup truck. However, it certainly benefits from technology associated with hybrid vehicles and the Environmental Protection Agency has said that the 2019 Ram 1500 with the 3.6-liter, V-6 engine will record 17 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway. This engine comes with the eTorque system as standard equipment.
The eTorque system consists of a small but powerful electric motor that is attached to the engine by a belt drive. It is powered by a lightweight lithium-ion battery pack that is located behind the rear seats. Drivers will benefit most from the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque system during heavy traffic conditions. The truck’s engine can be shut down in stop-and-go traffic to help preserve unnecessary fuel from being burned. The battery pack can be charged up in a few ways, including through capturing energy normally lost through braking.
Additionally, the eTorque system can add more torque when need, as its name implies. The 3.6-liter, V-6 engine can get a boost of up to 90 pound-feet of torque and the 5.7-liter, Hemi V-8 engine can benefit from an additional 130 pound-feet of torque.
Stop by the Billion Auto Group showroom today to see this technology being used. Don’t forget to ask if there are any incentives attached to taking home the 2019 Ram 1500.