2013 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra HD Gain Bi-Fuel CNG Option

March 5, 2012
2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Bi Fuel Front Three Quarter
Compressed natural gas (CNG) has long been popular with commercial feet owners, but the lack of a widespread refueling infrastructure in the U.S. poses some headaches. General Motors hopes a new bi-fuel option for the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra HD pickup trucks may help fill that void. This isn't General Motors' first full-size pickup that's capable of running on both CNG and gasoline (such a vehicle was offered in the late 1990s), but it is the first developed from the company's current GMT900 range of trucks. The bi-fuel option modifies the existing 6.0-liter V-8 engine so that it can run on CNG. According to GM, the transition from gasoline to CNG is seamless, and using both fuels allows a Silverado/ Sierra 2500 HD to have a total range of about 650 miles. Ordering a bi-fuel Silverado and Sierra is a lot like ordering any other full-size General Motors pickup, although some options are restricted. All Bi-fuel trucks will be extended cab models equipped with the 6.0-liter V-8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. Customers will be able to specify two- or four-wheel drive, 2500 or 3500 model range, and bed length. Seeing as the CNG tanks eat up a bit of cargo space within the bed, we'd recommend opting for the longer eight-foot bed. All 2013 bi-fuel Silverado and Sierra models will be built within GM's assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana, but the addition of the CNG fueling system will be performed off-site by a tier-one supplier. Despite this, GM says the completed vehicle -- CNG system and all -- will be covered by the standard 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, along with its 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Source: GM


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