Both Ford and GM are interested in expanding their CNG and propane options in model years 2014 and 2015, according to representatives from the automakers at the 8th Annual AltWheels Fleet Day event.
Ford is planning on offering both propane autogas and CNG options for the following vehicles:
E-Series wagons and cargo vans
F-59 stripped chassis
F-350 chassis cab
F-650 chassis cab
F-Series Super Duty pickup trucks (F-250 and F-350)
Earlier this year, Ford announced that they will be offering natural gas or propane options for its most popular truck, the F-150 half-ton. Ford will deliver these conversions with the help of Qualified Vehicle Modifiers (QVMs), including partners IMPCO, Landi Renzo, ROUSH CleanTech, and Westport.
General Motors is also planning on expanding their CNG and propane autogas options in the next couple of years.
In the next two years, General Motors will offer CNG options for the following vehicles:
2014 Chevy Cruze diesel sedan (bi-fuel)
2014 Chevrolet Express passenger van (dedicated)
2014 GMC Savana passenger van (dedicated)
2015 Chevy Silverado HD (bi-fuel)
2015 GMC Sierra HD (bi-fuel)
2015 Chevrolet Impala (bi-fuel)
In addition, General Motors will offer two major propane autogas options for its consumers: the 2014 GMC Savana 4500 cutaway van, and the 2014 Chevrolet Express 4500 cutaway van.
General Motors is offering a bi-fuel version of its 2014 Chevy Cruze, pictured above. Bi-fuel vehicles are capable of running on two different fuels, in this case diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG). Credit: General Motors.
Of course, both General Motors and Ford will also continue to expand their electric vehicle and hybrid options in the upcoming years.
In 2014, Ford will continue to offer its Ford C-Max, Ford Fusion, and its Lincoln MKZ Hybrid. The automaker will also continue to offer two types of plug-in vehicles: the Ford C-Max Energi and the Ford Fusion Energi.
And in model year 2014, General Motors will be introducing several new types of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles, including the 2014 Cadillac ELR, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze plug-in electric hybrid, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala hybrid, and the 2014 Chevrolet Spark EV.