Chevrolet and GMC are adapting to US customers needs with the introduction of some cheaper to run version of their current pick-up range. Together with Partner Solutions, Chevrolet and GMC will introduce heavy-duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0-liter V8 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG and LPG versions of its new Low Cab Forward commercial truck.
GM will supply vehicles equipped with the 6.0L V-8 engine with hardened valves and valve seats to PSI, which in turn will install the fuel system and other hardware and ship directly to Chevrolet and GMC dealers in all 50 states.
All PSI-modified vehicles are still covered by Chevrolet and GMC’s five-year/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited powertrain warranty.
The expanded lineup brings GM Fleet’s portfolio of alternative fuel, hybrid and EVs to more than a dozen trucks, cars and crossovers. Including 2017 and 2018 models, Chevrolet and GMC will offer more than 25 different cars, trucks and vans that use alternate fuels or electric propulsion.
Other recent additions include the Chevrolet Bolt EV, a Duramax 2.8 liter B20-capable Duramax diesel for the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans and all-new available 6.6 liter B20-capable Duramax diesel engines for the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD.
This month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced 55 routes that will serve as the basis for a national network of “alternative fuel” corridors spanning 35 states. Though the network is nearly 85,000 miles long, more miles will be added in the future to accommodate electric, hydrogen, propane and natural gas vehicles as additional fueling and charging stations are built.