AAH #420 – 2019 Ram 1500: From Top to Bottom

May 11th, 2018 at 10:14am

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SPECIAL GUEST: Rob Wichman, Director, Ram Truck Engineering

NEWS:
03:07 – Ram 1500 Engineering Deep Dive

34:05 – Doctor Data
37:40 – 100% Electric Buses in China
44:50 – AAA Indicates 20% of Americans will likely go electric
48:25 – Uber Elevate: Annual Flying Car Summit
53:28 – The number of Pedestrians killed by vehicles is up since ’09. Why?
55:40 – Port of LA Now with Natural Gas Powered Drayage. What Happened to Natural Gas Cars?
59:53 – Automakers headed to D.C. to talk CAFE
1:04:55 – Does “Iran” Spell the End of the Truck Boom as Oil Prices Rise?

PANEL:
- Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production
- John McElroy, Autoline.tv

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4 Comments to “AAH #420 – 2019 Ram 1500: From Top to Bottom”

  1. Sean Says:

    “Rollback” means different things to different people. Many would say anything less than the planned standards is a rollback. The Auto Alliance defined it as anything less than the 2021 standard: https://youtu.be/5wuJb0WClR8?t=729

  2. ARHPG Says:

    This was an enjoyable, laid-back discussion of the very high-tech Ram 1500 with Rob Wichman of Ram Truck Engineering. Mr. Wickman is knowledgeable, very down-to-earth and entertaining, but the intensity of his dedication to building a superior Ram truck is evident in every gesture and comment he made. He is 100% car-guy and customer-oriented, and it was refreshing to watch this segment! Thanks for one of the best AAHs I’ve ever watched!

  3. Stephen Says:

    Not sure how getting hit by any modern truck would save any passenger- trucks are heavy and brick like so like being hit by a brick. Even with all the hybrid and lightweighting – trucks are still just hitting 20mpg if at best. Fine is 90% of truck buyers needed all that utility. Akin to everyone driving Jeeps to deal with poor road surfaces.

  4. Stephen Says:

    DrData – result is more millenials will choose to live in cities with better public transport options. Living miles out in in the burbs is not something even smartphone addicts will want to spend 8hrs per week.
    London is replacing hybrid to using BYD electric buses. Watch euro bus makers race up as they bet on mild hybrid-diesel.