It’s true fuel prices are increasing, but so are customers’ choices when it comes to fueling their full-size pickups: The new extended-cab 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD with bi-fuel capabilities—meaning it can run on either gasoline or clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG)—will be available for retail and commercial ordering in April at Chevy Amarillo TX and other dealers throughout the United States. And in keeping with GM’s goal of providing its customers with multiple choices, a similarly powered GMC Sierra will be offered as well, with both available in two- and four-wheel-drive configurations and packing either standard or long pickup beds.
“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.”
According to Chevy Dealers In Connecticut, the heart of each truck will be the same, since they’ll both showcase a robust 6.0-liter Vortec V8 engine that has been specifically designed to run on gasoline or CNG—and switch seamlessly between the two fuels as necessary. Also seamless: the ordering process, as the pickups’ special fuel systems—which meet GM’s rigorous quality, safety and durability criteria—are installed by an expert GM supplier that delivers the trucks directly to customers. Chevrolet Dealership Los Angeles said General Motors shows its confidence in the whole package by providing the most extensive commercial-vehicle warranty in the industry, including:
- Three-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited coverage
- Five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain coverage
- A vehicle-emissions warranty, supporting the trucks’ ability to meet emission-certification requirements of the EPA and California Air Resources Board (CARB)
“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.”
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