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2013 GMC Sierra and Chevy Silverado HD Bi-Fuel CNG and Gasoline Capable

Christian Seabaugh –
Mar 5, 2012
GM today announced that the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickup trucks will now be available with a bi-fuel system. GM's new bi-fuel system will allow the pickup trucks to operate on both conventional gasoline, and compressed natural gas (CNG).
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Yes, the 2013 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD will be capable of operating on both compressed natural gas and good ol' pump gas -- though not at the same time. According to GM, the truck's 6.0-liter V-8 is capable of switching seamlessly between its CNG and gas fuel systems. That should help nip CNG range anxiety in the bud, as it allows owners to fill-up just about everywhere. GM expects the two trucks to have a range of over 650 miles when operating on both fuels.
Chevy and GMC will offer the Silverado and Sierra bi-fuel trucks with two bed lengths: standard and long. That's just as well because the diamond-plated CNG fuel tank will take up a bit of cargo room, since it's mounted in the Silverado or Sierra's bed. The CNG fuel tank is installed by a GM supplier, and fully-backed by a GM warranty.
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GM says the Silverado and Sierra bi-fuel trucks will be available to commercial and fleet customers in rear- and four-wheel drive. The sole transmission option is GM's six-speed automatic. Power output on gas and CNG, expected fuel economy figures, and price are still to-be-determined.
Source: GM

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