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New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

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New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby EKinMN [OP] » Mar 05 2012, 8:20pm

Monday, March 5, 2012, 9 a.m. EST

2013 GMC and Chevrolet Bi-Fuel Pickups Unveiled
Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra gaseous option available in late 2012

DETROIT – Chevrolet and GMC today announced details of General Motors’ bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks. Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April.

The vehicles include a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gas fuel systems. Combined, the trucks offer a range of more than 650 miles. The Silverado and Sierra will be available in standard and long box, with either two- or four-wheel drive.

“The bi-fuel Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra provide customers with choices in advanced propulsion technology, and because CNG is a clean-burning, domestically produced fuel, it has wide appeal, “said Ed Peper, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “The addition of a full-size bi-fuel pickup truck to GM’s fleet portfolio is another milestone in putting the customer first in everything we do – by offering great products, innovative solutions and a great customer experience.”

GM is the only manufacturer to offer a single-source option for its gaseous fuel vehicles. The bi-fuel trucks are built with a specially designed engine, the fuel system is installed by GM’s Tier One supplier and the completed vehicle is delivered directly to the customer. This process makes ordering the bi-fuel option as seamless and efficient as a standard vehicle.

“The bi-fuel truck provides businesses with added re-fueling flexibility and eases consumer range concerns that typically come with CNG, all while reducing emissions and controlling costs,” said Joyce Mattman, director, GM Commercial Product and Specialty Vehicles. “This turnkey ordering process, combined with the best warranty in the industry for a commercial product, makes our bi-fuel truck an attractive option, especially for commercial customers.”

The bi-fuel commercial trucks will be covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and vehicle emissions warranty, meeting all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements. It is the most extensive warranty offered by any manufacturer on commercial products.

The trucks are built in Fort Wayne, Ind., and then sent to the Tier One supplier for installation of the CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system. The entire gaseous fuel system meets GM’s strict quality, durability, safety testing and is covered under the extensive warranty.

To find more information about advanced propulsion vehicles available, visit gmfleet.com
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby starspangled6.0 » Mar 05 2012, 8:43pm

:o I want one. They've always made a CNG-only 6.0, but I don't think anyone has tried a CNG\gas motor at the same time. Way to go, GM!
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby koolz71 » Mar 05 2012, 11:03pm

I saw that and i was totally stoked today..i mean to get around 640 miles a tank of fuel is freaking crazy..sux you can only get it in a 2500. Also it would be hard to locate CNG fueling stations
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby wheeler82 » Mar 05 2012, 11:12pm

Wow thats a pretty sweet concept, but like kool said i just wonder about refuling the natural gas, if it was more acssesable this would be sweet!
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby koolz71 » Mar 05 2012, 11:16pm

i just looked it up, and there are only 5 fueling stations in ohio..lol but at less than 2.00 per lb/or gallon(?) its a decent deal
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby Gorecki » Mar 06 2012, 12:07am

You guys do realize this is for 'Commercial' or 'fleet' vehicles only right?



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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby koolz71 » Mar 06 2012, 12:16am

Read it again :)

" Fleet and retail consumers can place orders beginning this April"

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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby Gorecki » Mar 06 2012, 12:22am

koolz71 wrote:The real captain fun sucker ;)


Ooops, didn't see that part and gladly will hand the fun sucking stick over! :ugeek:
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby sparkjumper » Mar 06 2012, 12:42am

There are company's that offer CNG conversions and you should be able to purchase a home fueling stations if natural gas is available to your home. You'll see more CNG Stations popping up in the near future. A company based in California recently announced if will be adding CNG stations along the length of Interstate 80, one will be at a Flying J Travel Center 12 miles from my home.
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Re: New Bi-Fuel Silverado and Sierra for 2013

Postby koolz71 » Mar 06 2012, 2:43am

Gorecki wrote:
koolz71 wrote:The real captain fun sucker ;)


Ooops, didn't see that part and gladly will hand the fun sucking stick over! :ugeek:


Its all good..all i need is a beer to share :)
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