GM Rolls Out Bi-fuel Pickup Trucks
Chevrolet and GM recently introduced new bi-fuel pickup trucks that will run on regular gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG), a cleaner burning fuel that is more plentiful and cheaper than gasoline. CNG can help areas such as Arizona and California’s San Joaquin Valley meet federal and state air quality standards that can be very difficult to achieve, particularly in major farming areas.
The Silverado HD and Sierra 2500 HD offer customers fueling flexibility with a combined CNG and gasoline range of more than 650 miles, the longest range available in the bi-fuel truck market. The pickups, which provide more options than any on the market, will be available in standard and long-box, two- or-four-wheel drive in the extended cab models, offering customization for specific needs.
The pickups, have a Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that seamlessly transitions between the two fuel systems. A single light-weight Type 3 tank in the bed maximizes available payload and bed space, offering more usable space than competitors.
“The announcement of the bi-fuel Silverado and Sierra has been well-received among customers, which sends a clear message that businesses are looking for alternative fuel options to meet their needs,” said Ed Peper, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “The addition of the full-size bi-fuel pickups to our product portfolio is part of our commitment to offer great products, innovative business solutions and an exceptional customer experience.”
Farm Bureau members can get a $500 manufacturer’s rebate on the purchase or lease of these new vehicles.