GM: New bi-fuel GMC, Chevy compressed natural gas pickups available in 2014 -

DETROIT, MI- General Motors Co. will offer bi-fuel compressed natural gas versions of its 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickup trucks, officials announced today. The Detroit -based said the heavy-duty trucks and all-new dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans, should be available in 2014. The 2014 Express and Savana passenger vans join... The CNG fuel tanks and complementing fuel systems used in the trucks and vans are installed by GM’s tier one supplier at a secondary location and delivered to customers from Chevrolet and GMC dealerships. The vehicles are fully warranted and validated by GM. Production for the bi-fuel trucks and CNG vans is scheduled to begin early next year. The heavy-duty pickups will be built at GM facilities in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Michigan facility will only build the crew cab models, which are new to the bi-fuel CNG lineup. The pickup trucks are equipped with a 6. 0-liter V8 engine that features special hardened valves and valve seats that enables it to run on CNG or gasoline. Separate fuel tanks enable the driver to switch between fuels at the push of a button. Compressed natural gas is one of the cleanest-burning alternative fuels, compared to petroleum products. Source: