Compressed natural fuel bi-fuel program saves funds, offers trucks 650 mile selection
Chevrolet is taking CNG-powered cars seriously, with so several of their trucks becoming employed in commercial fleets, so it was possibly no surprise that we’;d see a edition of the 2015 Silverado HD that can be run either on gasoline or compressed organic gasoline before extended. Chevrolet brought the 2015 Silverado 2500 HD CNG to the Chicago Auto Demonstrate, to allow prospective purchasers as effectively as the media to learn about at the savings that could be recognized with this environmentally friendly setup.
The HD CNG truck will supply bi-fuel capability coupled with its 6.-liter V8 engine that’;s been modified with hardened valves and valve seats to run on compressed all-natural gasoline. The gasoline engine previously produces 360-hp ad 380 lb-ft of torque, and while operating on compressed normal gasoline the engine will make 301-hp and 333 lb-ft of torque. But the tiny tradeoff in electrical power is nicely offset by the financial savings supplied by using organic fuel, as Chevrolet claims that the Silverado HD CNG will conserve its owners $ 2,000 per 12 months in fuel fees over 26,000 miles, running on CNG 75 percent of the time. And running on CNG and gas, the trucks will have a total variety of around 650 miles.
As with other CNG bi-fuel trucks, the Silverado will have a separate tank and will allow the driver to switch fuels with the flip of a switch. Once the CNG runs out, the truck immediately switches over to gasoline.
“With CNG capability to be supplied on all Silverado HD cab configurations, customers have a wider assortment of choices when it comes to choosing the alternatively fueled truck that matches their requirements,” explained Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of Common Motors Fleet and Commercial. “And for companies and municipalities that keep several trucks in their fleet, the fuel cost cost savings of CNG can truly add up in a year.”
The CNG selection will be accessible on the 2015 Silverado 2500HD and Silverado 3500HD trucks with single rear wheels — so no dually versions for now. The Silverado 2500HD double cab and crew cab models are obtainable appropriate now, whilst the 2500HD standard cab and 3500HD will be obtainable in July of this yr.
“Silverado bi-fuel pickups are accessible by way of any of Chevrolet’s much more than 3,000 dealerships across America just like any other model,” added Peper. “It’s one of the industry’s most seamless integration of OEM-delivered CNG cars.”
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