How I Drive | Profile of Elizabeth Krear, Ram Trucks

How I Drive | Profile of Elizabeth Krear, Ram Trucks

It’s always great to hear about women in engineering. Previously in the “How I Drive” series, we’ve featured female engineer Rebecca Seiler over at Ford, and today I’m excited to introduce the Chief Engineer of the Ram 1500, Elizabeth Krear. Check out her driving style:

How I Drive | Elizabeth Krear

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Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI.

Daily Driver: 2015 Granite Crystal Metallic Ram 1500 Laramie Limited Crew Cab 4×4 EcoDiesel

Time Spent Driving/day: 60 – 90 minutes

Road Most Traveled: I-75

Driving Style in One Word: Responsible

In-Car Must-Haves:

  • 29 mpg EcoDiesel engine
  • RamBox storage system (perfect size and access for grocery bags)
  • Hands-Free voice activated UConnect so I can make/take phone calls and messages without moving my hands off the steering wheel
  • My family and I also very much enjoy front and rear heated seats

Driving Tunes: I enjoy a wide variety of music and therefore love to “seek” depending on my mood. Having the controls at my fingertips on the steering wheel makes it that much more convenient.

Time-saving technique: Hands free UConnect allows me to conference in on meetings during my commute so I can maximize my day – my truck often becomes an extension of my office. I also confidently use my Navigation system and Points of Interest. My garage was built in the 60’s and the door height doesn’t allow for standard pickup trucks. My Ram 1500 has air suspension, which can lower the truck, allowing it to fit. That keeps ice and snow out of my field of vision, enabling a quicker commute in bad weather.

Hanging from rear view: Nothing


Want to see more of our “How I drive” profiles? Check some out below! Whose profile do you want to see next?

  • LeftLane News’ Byron Hurd
  • Ram Trucks’ Nick Cappa
  • Michelin’s Brian Remsberg
  • Ford’s Rebecca Seiler
  • TFL Car’s Emme Hall
  • Ford’s Sheryl Connelly
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    Melanie Batenchuk founded Be Car Chic in 2009 as a way to help consumers make smart decisions when buying and selling their cars. Her prior work at the dealership, trade association and manufacturer levels has provided her a deep understanding of the complex facets within the auto industry, making her a leading woman in her field.