The 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Is Still Not For Sale, While It’s Waiting For Emissions Certification

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2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Outdoorsman

The 2017 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, currently the only half-ton truck sold in the United States with a turbo-diesel engine, is being delayed for sale due to a more rigorous emissions evalution. Deliveries of the 2017 Ram EcoDiesel will have to wait until Ram receives an EPA emissions certification. This is due to the investigation underway by the EPA. FCA is under investigation for, allegedly, adding/creating software to EcoDiesels which alter emissions results under real-world driving conditions.

You can get more information about the EPA’s allegations (here).

We spoke to FCA/Ram and received the following statement. “Demand for this product [Ram EcoDiesel] remains strong. Vehicles have been produced and emissions certification is pending. New orders are not being accepted until emissions certification is received.” – – FCA

While we wait for the results of the EPA investigation(s), we will continue to test the previous year’s Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. Currently, The Fast Lane Truck is testing a 2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel for our 2017 Gold Hitch Awards.

Here’s a 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel on the Ike Gauntlet extreme tow test.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.