The Bi-Fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab will be available in two wheel drive (2WD) and four-wheel drive (4WD). Normally, the Bi-Fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab will produce 360 horsepower and 380 lbs-feet of torque from its 6.0-liter V8. Using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) the numbers fall to 301 hp and 333 lb-ft of torque.
The Bi-Fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab has a 23.5 gallon gasoline tank and a 24.5 gallon CNG tank, which is located directly behind the cab in the tool bed’s cabinet.
“A chassis cab configuration is the bread and butter of our fleet and the vehicle we rely on to service customer homes,” said Tony Orta, Strategy & Maintenance manager at Southern California Gas. “The turnkey bi-fuel option offered by Chevrolet allows us to reduce our carbon footprint while giving us the fueling flexibility and range we need to keep drivers on the road servicing customers.”
Said Mike Schneider, vice president of operations support, Sempra utilities: “This truck is another step forward in supporting our goal to green our fleet.”
Other automakers, like Ford, produce vehicles that can be converted to bi-fuel. The Bi-Fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab takes CNG to the next level as the system is specifically set up for commercial applications.
“CNG burns cleaner and costs less at the pump than gasoline, making it an appealing option for fleets,” said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, GM Fleet & Commercial. “Expanding our CNG lineup furthers our commitment to provide a diverse lineup of alternative fuel vehicles for our customers.”
The Bi-Fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab can qualify for GM’s 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty covers the CNG fuel system and its components and Chevrolet’s Complete Care 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain limited warranty along with two years or 24k miles of scheduled maintenance.
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