GM Plans to Sell a Commercial CNG Bi-Fuel Pickup in 2012
IMPCO's assembly line.
DETROIT – GM announced it plans to sell a compressed natural gas bi-fuel commercial pickup truck in the fourth quarter of 2012.
“Customers want a choice when it comes to fuel because it helps them manage their business costs,” said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “We listened and we are going to move fast to bring a bi-fuel CNG product to market to meet our customer’s needs.”
IMPCO Automotive is the Tier-One supplier for integrating the CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system into the pickups alongside the Express and Savana CNG-dedicated cargo vans at IMPCO Automotive’s facility in Union City, Ind., according to GM.
GM said the bi-fuel commercial trucks will be covered by the automaker’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and vehicle emissions warranty, meeting all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements.