The AEC RAM 1500 with Prins LPG System offers optimum performances in terms of power, quality and flexibility, as well as very attractive fuel costs make this pickup truck appealing to a wide range of customers.
Both AEC and Prins ensure high quality installations and rigorous end-of- line tests on all vehicles through central conversions, accomplished by experienced professionals at the AEC’s Vehicle Processing Center in Antwerp, Belgium. Thanks to Prins validated software and accurate calibration tested on a dyno bench, the RAM 1500 with LPG System performs optimally under all circumstances.
The benefits of LPG as an alternative fuel are both economical and practical: not only is LPG fuel about 50% less expensive per liter than gasoline, but it also offers the driver an amazingly large combined driving range. RAM 1500 with the 5.7L V-8 Hemi® (Combined fuel consumption of the RAM 1500 models with the available V8 petrol engines: 14.9 – 12.8 l/100km; CO2-Emissions comb.: 352 – 298 g/km; Emission class: 459/2012; CO2-Efficiency class: G-E*) engine paired with VSI-2.0 LPG System can go up to 1.800 km (LPG and gasoline combined,) thanks to the additional space-saving round underbody tank with a gross capacity of 122L (approx. 98L fuel capacity) as well as an optional 200L cylinder tank (approx. 160L fuel capacity) installed on the bed. When combined, both tanks (122L + 200L) will be refilled as usual through one filler neck. In the driving mode the RAM 1500 first uses the big 200 liter tank. As soon as the big tank is empty the vehicle switches to the 122 liter tank.
What are the advantages of the AEC Prins VSI-2.0 LPG system?
|AEC Prins VSI-2.0 1-Vaporizer||Non-AEC System 2-Vaporizers|
|Full power||5 – 10% power loss|
|Peak power: 401 hp | Combined fuel consumption of the RAM 1500 models with the available V8 petrol engines: 14.9 - 12.8 l/100km; CO2-Emissions comb.: 352 - 298 g/km; Emission class: 459/2012; CO2-Efficiency class: G-E*||Peak power 360 – 380 hp|
|Smooth seemless adding of petrol only at peek for full power – less than 1% petrol of total consumption||Full power can´t be reached due to the impossibility to add petrol at peak power|
|AEC specialized calibrated software incl. regular updates||Individual calibration by workshop mechanic leads to worse performance|
|Certified by PRINS as 100% solution for the RAM Hemi® engine | Combined fuel consumption of the RAM 1500 models with the available V8 petrol engines: 14.9 - 12.8 l/100km; CO2-Emissions comb.: 352 - 298 g/km; Emission class: 459/2012; CO2-Efficiency class: G-E*||Non-certified solution|
|Plug-n-Play solution: professional installation due to standardised cabels and components as well as uniform construction manual||Not Plug-n-Play: every garage has its own installation style – too long and disorderly laid cables, individual solutions|
|AEC Vehicle Processing Center manufacturer assembly guarantee a professional, consistent and high quality installation||Small garages that cannot support the same high quality installation due to lower volumes|
|Sourced and guaranteed by the same importer – one point of contact||Multiple-points of contact (Manufacturer, warranty, importer, workshop, etc.)|
|Manufacturer controlled final inspection||No centralized final inspection by manufacturer or importer|
|Continous improvement of hard- and software due to experience of high volumes||Smaller volumes lead to less experience|
Why should you go for a AEC RAM 1500 with Prins LPG System?
Which are the available options?
122L underbody tank
The well-known 122L gross tank (net: 98 liters) is installed in the recess for the spare tire under the bed. Depending on the driving style this offers an additional range of 500+ kilometers.
200L cylinder tank
Alternatively, a tank of 200L gross (net: 160 liters) is installed across the bed. The tank sits thereby space-saving at the tailboard. Thanks to an safety cover, the tank is protected against weather effects as well as damage caused by transported goods. The driving range is more than 800 kilometers depending on the way of driving.
With AEC it is even possible to combine both our tank options! This results into a total LPG range of over 1.300 kilometers, with the petrol tank even up to 1.800 kilometers.
What happens with the AEC Warranty?
All AEC vehicles continue benefiting from our warranty products. Thus, only a small fee is assessed for vehicles with LPG systems to continue the protection of the AEC vehicle warranty for your desired duration (24 or 48 months) and the desired extent (Comfort or Premium). All parts of the LPG system are covered by a three-year manufacturer warranty by Prins.
Combined fuel consumption of Dodge Models with available V8 - V6 petrol engines: 14,7 – 11,2 l/100km; CO2-Emissions comb.: 395 – 272 g/km; Emission class: 459/2012; CO2-Efficiency class: G* | Combined fuel consumption of the RAM 1500 models with the available V8 petrol engines: 14.9 - 12.8 l/100km; CO2-Emissions comb.: 352 - 298 g/km; Emission class: 459/2012; CO2-Efficiency class: G-E*