Is Ram changing for 2024?
Is Ram changing for 2024?
The race to be India's first fully electric car is heating up and this time, the country's biggest automaker is not involved. Ahead of the race, it is one of the automakers that stands to benefit most, with Ram being the only major carmaker to have yet to commit to a future in electric vehicles. Ram's absence from the race is significant, as it could give the Maruti Suzuki-owned carmaker a leg up on the competition. In the race for electric vehicles, Maruti Suzuki is a heavy weight. The Japanese carmaker, which last year launched the Mahindra e2o electric scooter, has set its sights on the country's largest carmaker as the next target market.
Earlier this year, Maruti Suzuki's electric vehicle programme was at a crossroads when the company put its EV1 in storage. The plug-in hybrid EV1, a zero emission car built in the United States, went into storage in 2023 after GM, the maker of Chevrolet, sold the model to a scrapper in a move that was seen as a big setback for Maruti.e. Ram, the country's largest carmaker, is not taking any chances and is looking to invest more money to make sure it does not miss out on the opportunity to launch an electric car, a move that will add to the pressures on its rivals. Aram Vohra, director of engineering at Ram, told Bloomberg Businessweek that the company is investing in electric vehicles in order to meet the demands of the Indian customer and help it to gain market share. "We are looking to see how we can do something. We are not ready to announce anything yet," Vohra told Bloomberg Businessweek.
The timing of Ram's plans is important as the carmaker wants to go electric before the government starts charging manufacturers for producing electric vehicles.
Will there be any changes to the 2024 Ram 1500?
The Ram 1500 is in the middle of a massive overhaul at Dodge, but its new frame remains unchanged. The vehicle is still a half-ton pickup with two full-sized box sides and two five-foot beds one at the rear and one under the tailgate. It will be the first non-full-size pickup to have an eight-foot-six-inch body.
There is just a little too much plastic on it. It lacks any real style or real substance. What needs to happen? You would think that such a huge truck would take some time and effort to redesign, considering they already built a ton of them over the years, they have all the CAD data for the new truck sitting on a server somewhere, it probably wouldn't take that much to build a completely different design. But that couldn't be further from the truth. The whole process to make this new truck can be done with some serious computer aided design (CAD) software, in about an hour flat, and we guarantee that you will not be interested in anything other than seeing what the truck looks like. That being said, if the final truck is similar to the mockup that is now driving around Hollywood, you will be glad that you didn't buy an example. Because you will still look at it and feel nothing.
Is Ram coming out with a new engine?
I don't know how you'd go about doing such an undertaking and what the risks would be, so I haven't even touched the idea of doing it myself. But with the way my car works, just by changing the engine over to a lighter one it should make the handling better, but the torque will go down. How heavy could that engine be (or have to be), and would I really need a 6-speed automatic? (Or would you prefer it as the main transmission).
I was wondering if any one here could answer these questions for me? Or can you point me in the right direction of doing this kind of an undertaking (without wrecking the car)? Just throwing it out there. You just need an engine swap, not major overhaul. For instance, my '09 CRV with the SGL engine weighs just about 1320 lbs after all the suspension and whatnot has been removed and I've done minor work. Add another couple hundred lbs for the engine and then you're good to go. All in all, it was only ~3 hours for the rebuild.
I guess what I'm saying is, since you're thinking about just doing this to 'fix' your issues, it might as well be done right so that everything comes out easier and quicker. With the 6-speed and manual, you should still be able to use the same engine for it. And no matter what, it'll save you tons of cash for a new car with a more reliable powertrain. It'll come in handy in the coming years when you want to be able to travel further and cheaper, you'd be surprised at how cheap it is nowadays.
The only "major overhaul" needed is the engine. I doubt you need a new transmission or anything like that. And yes, you do have to install a new engine. They don't come with the necessary gaskets, rings etc.
The first 3 months of maintenance, tires, etc. Should be very similar to a standard engine. And the 6-speed would still be fine. In fact, if the SGL's had their own transmission, it may've been a great option! It would save your engine a bit of work. Or if you don't go with that route, it would make life easier on you I bet.
What engine will 2024 Ram have?
I am in the market for an all-new full-sized pickup in 2023. The truck can have any number of cab and bed combinations (two or three, maybe four). I don't know what engine they will have, but will it be gasoline-electric hybrid, full battery electric, or a diesel (my preferred configuration). They can share body parts with a pickup that they sell now as the Colorado/Durango.
How does each electric engine configuration work? When I am driving down the road, I am not concerned about how much energy the car uses, I just want to know if it's efficient, and if so, by how much. Also, do they use regenerative braking? I was thinking when I park my car in an electric plug-in location and turn off the car, the car could continue to harvest energy from the grid? And then I would still get free parking? Does this happen? It depends on how you choose the charging station. An electric plug-in an EV charging station would have it's own "regenerative braking" system that you couldn't access, but charging in a normal charging station allows you to take advantage of the braking effect. It is also important to note that even though you can use a standard charging station, you can only charge your vehicle to 100% of its capacity before you would need to pull up next to a regular charging station to add more capacity.
Thanks! The more I research the issue, the more I think it's an excellent idea to design a fully electric pickup. The fuel cost savings would easily offset the additional upfront cost to replace the pickup fleet with electric models. I have seen one article suggesting there are some technical issues that can potentially make it difficult to implement, however those seem to be less important now than getting the tech ready to implement at a price that can compete with what is currently available.
An article over at Trucks.com that discussed pickup trucks and electric-vehicles (specifically the Toyota pickup) suggested the following: "In terms of making a commercial product work, a hybrid system can be used. But Toyota didn't feel it was the best way to go. A fuel cell hybrid could work; the Toyota Tacoma truck has one. There's little technology advancement needed because we have already got electric power plants around us.