IMPCO Automotive is the Tier-One...
IMPCO Automotive is the Tier-One supplier for integrating the CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system into the pickups alongside the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana CNG-dedicated cargo vans at IMPCO Automotive's facility in Union City, Ind.
General Motors is preparing to expand its already expansive truck lineup in the U.S. In the fourth quarter of 2012, GM plans to sell a compressed natural gas bi-fuel commercial truck.
Already, GM offers a single-source CNG Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana commercial vans. For those who want a CNG truck, GM will soon have one available. GM is partnering with IMPCO Automotive to integrate the CNG bi-fuel systems into the trucks.
"We are going to move fast to bring a bi-fuel CNG product to market to meet our customer's needs," said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.
Instead of going to an aftermarket company, consumers will be able to get a CNG truck that's covered by GM's regular three-year/36,000-mile new vehicle warranty and the five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
"Like our CNG vans, this turnkey product will be the best solution in the market and makes good business sense," said Joyce Mattman, director, GM Commercial Product and Specialty Vehicles.