The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

GM Announces New E85 Flex Fuel Full-Size Pickup

November 28, 2001

General Motors has announced that the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks will be available with the option to operate on ethanol (E85) fuel.E85, a renewable fuel made from starch crops such as corn, helps reduce air pollution and the U.S. dependence on foreign oil. In addition, E85 vehicles meet U.S. Department of Energy mandates for alternative-fuel-powered vehicles.The E85-compatible Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra are additions to GM’s entire E85-compatible truck lineup. GM also offers the Chevrolet S-10 and GMC Sonoma compact pickups, and Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and GMC Yukon and Yukon XL sport/utility vehicles, with E85 compatibility.The E85-compatibility feature will be offered as a special equipment option on select 1500 series Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierras equipped with the 5300 Vortec engine. The option is available for customer orders through all Chevrolet and GMC dealers. Vehicle production is expected to begin in early 2002.For more information on GM’s entire portfolio of alternative-fuel vehicles, visit www.gmaltfuel.com. The Web site includes information such as a listing of GM’s alternative-fuel vehicle dealerships and available refueling sites.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Comments

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
 
 

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

FleetFAQ

Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All

 

Sponsored by

Telematics refers to the integration of wireless communications, vehicle monitoring systems, and location devices as well as the technologies involved in this process.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher