October 02, 2013

Chevrolet and GMC expand CNG offerings

Chevrolet and GMC will offer new bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.

The vehicles
were announced at the Green Fleet Conference & Expo, which focuses on clean technologies and alternative-fuel vehicles for fleet operations.

"With these new vehicles, General Motors offers the most comprehensive lineup of manufacturer-engineered, validated and warranted CNG vehicles, helping fleet managers manage their budget and reduce their carbon footprint," said Ed Peper, US Vice-President, GM Fleet and Commercial Sales. "Natural gas is less costly at the pump and significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions, compared to other liquid fuels."

The bi-fuel versions of Silverado HD and Sierra HD - which are equipped to run on either gasoline or natural gas - expand the range of available configurations to 2500HD and 3500HD pickup models in all cab styles and 2WD and 4WD drivetrains.

The 2014 Express and Savana passenger vans join a dedicated CNG lineup that includes cargo versions of the vehicles.

"These vehicles meet the rigorous GM standards for safety, reliability and durability," added Peper. "They're backed by a comprehensive five-year/100,000-mile transferable powertrain limited warranty, too, meaning we back these vehicles for the long haul."

Production for the bi-fuel trucks and CNG vans is scheduled to begin early next year. The order and delivery process for the vehicles is the same as ordering any other vehicle option. Orders will be accepted closer to the start of production.


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