Many argue that Compressed Natural Gas, or CNG, is one of the most viable resources and will one day power all automobiles. It's a valuable, inexpensive renewable resource, that much is a fact. GMC is wasting no time utilizing it. Next generation GMC Sierra models now available from Tom Ahl Family of Dealerships at 2525 Allentown Road in Lima, OH will offer a CNG variant.
Known as "Bi-Fuel" 2013 GMC Sierra 2500 heavy-duty pickup trucks will run on a combo of gasoline and CNG. The CNG capable Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine offers a range of over 650 miles, when combined with the gasoline back-up.
A "gallon" of CNG in averages $2.13 in the US, with a $3.37 average price for a gallon of gas (as of Jan 2012). CNG-powered vehicles can produce approximately 25 percent fewer carbon dioxide emissions than similar gasoline engines. Owning a CNG GMC can save owners $6,000-$10,500 over a three-year period.
"There is not just one solution to solving the world's energy problems," said Joyce Mattman, director, GM Commercial Product and Specialty Vehicles. "It's really about energy diversity."1
In case you were worried, Bi-fuel trucks will still get GM's three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty coverage, along with five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. The company already has fleet sales of CNG vehicles available, currently used by various industries - including AT&T. They plan on having 15,000 alternative fuel vehicles within their organization by 2018. We're sure GMC will be happy to produce them.