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Originally a division of Dodge, Ram became its own independent brand in 2010. Best known for its distinctive ram's head logo, Ram was first introduced in 1981 as a line of trucks created by Dodge. Dodge had been making trucks since 1917 and using the ram head logo since 1933, but it wasn't until 1981 that they officially put "Ram" in the title of one of their models.
The first Ram truck came in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive, along with three designated numbers: 150, 250, and 350. These numbers indicate how much weight the truck can haul, with 150 being half a ton, 250 being ¾ of a ton, and 350 meaning one ton. Ram trucks remained basically unchanged throughout the majority of the 1980s until '88 and '89 when Dodge began to include electronic fuel injection and a revamped engine in their newer models. Today, the Ram truck lineup includes the Ram 1500 Light-Duty, the Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy-Duty, the Ram Chassis Cab, and the ProMaster van series. 2021 was their highest selling year when they sold 647,329 vehicles.
Ram recently announced their intention to build heavy-duty electric trucks, offering a combination of battery-electric and fuel cell vehicles for fleet customers. The company also stated they want to be the leader in commercial vehicles, with Ram recently securing a contract to supply a fleet of ProMaster vans to Amazon in 2025. Ram also intends to release a smaller compact or midsize EV pickup, but has yet to announce a release date for anything in their future EV lineup.