If you're like a lot of folks in the greater Danbury, CT area these days, then you've been hearing quite a bit of buzz about hybrid and electric pickup trucks entering the market. No longer is electric vehicle efficiency solely the province of compact cars and crossovers; now you can find all sort of heavy-hauling pickup trucks that are outfitted with these innovative technologies. Of course, if you're looking for the best of the bunch as far as hybrid electric pickup trucks are concerned, you can rest assured that the new Ram trucks for sale here at Pamby Motors.

What hybrid electric technologies does the Ram brand have?

Most light-duty Ram pickup trucks can be equipped with an eTorque mild hybrid system. Taking the place of an alternator, the eTorque system is a 48-volt belt-drive, battery-powered motor generator designed to operate alongside the conventional gasoline powered engine.

What are the benefits of the eTorque system?

First and foremost, the Ram eTorque system is aimed at improving the overall performance and efficiency of the Ram trucks it's equipped to. However, it is a mild hybrid system, meaning it does not require you to plug in or charge up at conventional charge points. Rather the system is charged through normal driving operation and regenerative braking.

However, in addition to improving the fuel economy returns and reducing the overall emissions of the Ram trucks that the eTorque system is equipped to, this innovative technology also bolsters the vehicle's power delivery and towing capacity.

Which Ram models and powertrains can be equipped with the eTorque system?

At present, only the Ram 1500 can be had with eTorque technology. It can be equipped to either its 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine or the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine. In either case, the addition of the eTorque system ensures smoother acceleration and improved fuel economy across the board. And when it comes to towing power, the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 with eTorque can tow up to 7,730 pounds, while the 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine with eTorque can move up to 12,750 pounds.

Will any other trucks at Pamby Motors have hybrid electric technology in the near future?

Yes! As a matter of fact, the Jeep Brand recently confirmed that it would be adding a 4xe powertrain to its immensely popular Jeep Gladiator midsize pickup truck. Similar to the 4xe powertrain in the Jeep Wrangler, this powertrain promises outstanding efficiency without sacrificing utility and power.

Want to learn more about hybrid electric technologies on our latest pickup trucks?

Get in touch with the team at Pamby Motors to schedule a test drive with our latest hybrid electric trucks today.

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