Chevrolet and GMC recently announced the introduction of General Motors bi-fuel 2013 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD extended cab pickup trucks.

Both trucks include a compressed natural gas (CNG) capable Vortec 6.0L V8 engine that transitions between CNG and traditional gasoline fuel. Combined, the trucks offer a range of more than 650 miles. The Silverado and Sierra will be available in standard and long box, with either two- or four-wheel drive.

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The bi-fuel commercial trucks (bi-fuel Chevy Silverado pictured above) will be covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty. Credit: General Motors

“The bi-fuel Chevrolet 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 of 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.”

GM is currently the only manufacturer to offer a single source option for its gaseous fuel vehicles. The bi-fuel trucks are built with a uniquely designed engine and the fuel system is installed by GM’s Tier One supplier. The completed vehicle is delivered directly to the customer.

“The bi-fuel truck provides business 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 of 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.”

Orders can be placed beginning this month.

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