Compressed Natural Gas might become a more common way to power your pickup sooner than you think. GMC Trucks, like the GMC Sierra, will head to Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships in Lima, OH with a CNG option as early as next year.
General Motors is currently testing several vehicles for CNG engine use. Aside from pickups, the Savanna cargo van is testing this technology. CNG is produced by compressing natural gas to less than 1% of the volume it occupies. It is typically stored and distributed in hard, spherical containers.
"Customers want a choice when it comes to fuel because it helps them manage their business costs," said Brian Small, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations General manager. "We listened and we are going to move fast to bring a bi-fuel CNG product to market to meet our customer's needs."1
These future "bi-fuel" commercial pickups will be covered by GM's three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty, as well as a five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.