Chevrolet Silverado Chassis Cab Available with CNG Option
Chevrolet will expand its CNG lineup to include the bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab, allowing drivers to operate the vehicle on CNG or gasoline. Bi-fuel will be available on the regular cab in both 2WD and 4WD drivetrains starting in the fourth quarter.
Southern California Gas Co. has more than 5,000 units on the road, and currently 22 percent of its over-the-road fleet operates on natural gas. The utility has committed to make the majority of its over-the-road vehicles operate on CNG by 2020, and it is looking to the bi-fuel Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab to help meet that goal.
“A chassis cab configuration is the bread and butter of our fleet and the vehicle we rely on to service customer homes,” said Tony Orta, Strategy & Maintenance manager at Southern California Gas. “The turnkey bi-fuel option offered by Chevrolet allows us to reduce our carbon footprint while giving us the fueling flexibility and range we need to keep drivers on the road servicing customers.”
The Silverado 3500HD comes equipped with a 24.5 gallon CNG tank, located directly behind the cab, in addition to the 23.5 gallon gasoline tank.
All of the CNG fuel systems are warranted and validated by Chevrolet. All major components associated with the CNG system also carry GM service part numbers and are available throughout the GM dealer network. GM also offers the bi-fuel Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD and the dedicated CNG full-size Chevrolet Express and vans.