2011 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana to receive CNG and LPG versions

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

For the 2011 model year, General Motors will offer Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) powered versions of the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.

The CNG and LPG vans, which will go on sale in the later part of 2010, will be offered to fleet and commercial customers.

These gaseous-fueled vans will also be offered in cutaway guise. Brian Small, general manager of GM's fleet and commercial operations, said that the company aims to fulfill the needs of its fleet customers and dealers by offering options that will assist them in accomplishing their business objectives. 

He added that GM is able to offer these options due to the industry's pledge to expand the CNG and LPG infrastructure in key fleet markets.

The vans' powerplant will be based on GM's Vortec 6.0L V8. For improved wear resistance and durability, GM made a few tweaks to run the gaseous fuels, including hardened exhaust valves and intake and exhaust valve seats.

The engines for these vans will be installed at GM's Wentzville production plant. The vans will shipped to a separate facility for their dedicated gaseous fuel systems and related vehicle calibrations. Each van will be offered with GM's 5-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty.

Topics: chevrolet, gmc, van

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Hyundai Motor Group – including both Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors – has disclosed a wide-ranging plan to introduce 31 environment-friendly models in a new development roadmap that aims to...
by - August 22, 2017
Over a decade ago, Pagani took the Zonda to the Geneva Motor Show. The Zonda hypercar was then set to retire in 2013 together with the track-focused Revolucion. But here...
by - August 22, 2017
The newest Porsche Cayenne is scheduled be unwrapped by the end of the month after completing endurance tests worth 2.7 million miles. Since we are just a few weeks away...
by - August 22, 2017
This is the time of the year when automakers give us teasers and previews of their upcoming models. Now, it seems like BMW is ready to unveil the M5 (F90)...
by - August 22, 2017
It is quite common to revive classic cars if you have a lot of extra money. Models like the Jaguar XKSS and Aston Martin’s DB4 GT have been upgraded to...
by - August 21, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries