Green Car Journal has recognized the Ram ProMaster City as the Commercial Green Car of the Year for the 2016. Editors of the publication take into consideration all commercial vehicles on sale in the U.S. when deciding the recipient of the annual distinction and base their conclusion on environmental attributes, functionality, versatility, safety and more.
“We are honored to see the Ram ProMaster City titled Commercial Green Car of the Year, affirming our efficiency leadership in the commercial vehicle market,” said Ram brand boss Bob Hegbloom. “The ProMaster City has been an incredible success along with our full line of commercial vehicles from Class 5 trucks to Class 1 vans with features, fuel economy and capability as a priority.”
The ProMaster City was recognized for its 24MPG combined fuel economy rating, low cost of ownership and overall usability. The van is based on Fiat Doblo, which itself has received notable awards overseas including winning the International Van of the Year award twice.
“The Ram ProMaster City not only provides the functionality and easy urban maneuverability so important to businesses and tradesmen, it does so with impressive operating efficiencies and lower environmental impact,” said Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal. “This is the core focus of the Commercial Green Car of the Year™ award and the ProMaster City is a very deserving winner.”
The award marks the second year in a row a Ram vehicle has been recognized in the Green Car Awards, with the 29 MPG Ram 1500 EcoDiesel winning the Green Truck of the Year distinction in 2014.