2013 Chevrolet Silverado Will Run on Gasoline and Natural Gas
Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, MI has a quiz for you. Don't worry, you won't be graded or even judged. In fact, our exam only has one question: What are the benefits of powering your vehicle with compressed natural gas (CNG)?
Whether you know the answer to our inquiry or not, the fact remains that CNG is an ever increasing topic in the automotive realm. In light of skyrocketing gasoline prices and gas-related political issues, we feel that natural gas provides an extremely attractive alternative fuel source. Not only does CNG cost 30-percent less per gallon than traditional gasoline but it burns entirely clean.
It seems as though we're not alone in feeling the way we do. Chevrolet recently announced that it will expand its alternative-fuel options by adding a 2013 Chevy Silverado that runs on both traditional gas and natural gas. While Chevrolet has not yet confirmed pricing or exact EPA fuel economy numbers, Berger Chevrolet can tell you that the bi-fuel truck will offer drivers a 650-mile-or-more drive range.
Regarding the new Silverado model's performance potential, Ed Peper, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations General Manager, says, "The bi-fuel Chevy Silverado...provide customers with choices in advanced propulsion technology, and because CNG is a clean-burning, domestically produced fuel, it has wide appeal."1
In addition to the Silverado, the automaker's parent company will offer a Sierra that also runs on both natural gas and traditional gas. Both models will transition easily between CNG and gasoline using a Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine.
To learn more about how natural gas works, Berger Chevrolet encourages you to contact one of our team members online with questions. If you'd prefer to get a feel for the current 2012 Chevrolet Silverado or any other gas-only new Chevrolet models first, simply swing by 2525 28th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512 for a test drive.