An all-new pair of pick up trucks have been announced by Chevrolet and GMC. The bi-fuel 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD, and the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado extended cab models are the latest additions that are designed to run off of both gasoline fuel and compressed natural gas.
“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.”
A Vortec 6.0-liter V8 that switches between the two provide the power for the models, each with a range in excess of 650 miles. Both models are available in two- or four-wheel drive, and in either standard or long box. Tier One supplies and installs the CNG delivery and storage for the models.
“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.”
A three-year, 36,000 mile warranty covers the Seirra and the Silverado for the commercial vehicles, along with a five-year, 100,000 mile limited powertrain and vehicle emissions warranty.
– By: Alexandra Koken