Chevrolet and GMC Expand Natural Gas Vehicle Offerings
Chevrolet and GMC are partnering with Power Solutions International, a General Motors Fleet’s preferred upfitter for CNG trucks, to introduce heavy duty pickups and full-size vans powered by 6.0L V-8 CNG engines starting in the first quarter of 2017. Chevrolet also will offer CNG versions of its new Low Cab Forward commercial truck.
Ship-through will be offered, allowing customers to order and take delivery from the same dealer. 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 covered by Chevrolet and GMC’s five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
“Expanding choice is the key to helping more commercial and government fleets reduce their fuel consumption, fuel costs and emissions using alternative fuels and EVs versus using traditional gasoline,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet. “There are no ‘one size fits all’ solutions for fleet managers.”
GM Fleet’s partnership with PSI follows customer demand and ongoing investment by companies across the nation in CNG refueling infrastructure.