The 2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel sedan was announced by General Motors for those who want a cheaper way to drive. As you may know already, compressed natural gas is less expensive than gasoline and also reduces carbon dioxide emissions compared to traditional liquid fuels. Featuring a separate CNG fuel tank mounted in the trunk, the driver can switch between fuels at the push of a button.
Still, when the CNG tank is depleted, the system automatically switches to gasoline. The Impala Bi-fuel is powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 303 hp and 358 Nm (164 lb-ft) of torque when using gasoline, but when using CNG the engine delivers only 85 percent of the power produced with gasoline. Using the CNG, the Impala Bi-fuel has a total range of up to 500 miles.
Despite the fact that a fuel tank is in the trunk, the bi-fuel model offers 10 cubic feet of cargo room. Standard features include ten airbags, air conditioning, Bluetooth for phone, audio system with color infotainment, four-wheel disc brakes, antilock brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system and fuel-saving electric power steering.
Moreover, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala Bi-Fuel is covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.
General Motors has always been known for its commitment to both its customers and the environment. With the new Chevrolet Impala, General Motors once again has demonstrated it will continue to place a premium on its loyal customers and the environment.
General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson says the Chevrolet Impala is GM’s way of providing a new choice for alternative fueled transportation and a chance for GM to showcase its leadership and commitment to energy diversity. In the Impala, Chevrolet essentially takes its flagship sedan to new heights of fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness.
The Chevrolet Impala is fueled by compressed natural gas or CNG. The California Air Resources Board has declared that CNG-powered vehicles are able to emit 20% less greenhouse gas compared to gasoline-powered cars. By using compressed natural gas, the Chevrolet Impala will be less costly for the car owners because of its fuel-efficiency.
Whatever additional cost for the purchase of CNG is compared to gasoline is easily offset by the savings from the efficient CNG consumption of the Impala. The added benefit to this is the car owner’s contribution to the preservation of the environment as CNG is one of the cleanest burning fossil fuels in the world.