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GM Starts Making CNG Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra

Pickup Trucks -- On Thursday, GM announced that production of the bifuel versions of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD are under way in Fort Wayne, Ind. The company has been taking orders from fleet and retail customers since April, and the pickup truckss can still be ordered through Chevy and GMC dealers.

The $11,000 upgrade allows the trucks to switch seamlessly between regular gas and compressed natural gas. The two tanks produce a combined range of 650 miles, the longest bifuel range of any original equipment automaker, GM says. The announcement comes just a few weeks after Ram started production of its bi-fuel Ram 2500.

The heavy-duty trucks, which come with a 6.0-liter V-8, will be offered only in extended cab configurations but can be ordered with the long or short bed in


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2012 4:50:40 AM

lots of predictions, but I'd like to see real data first. Esp. with an additional $11k price tag.
remay
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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2012 5:48:54 AM

"Over three years, truck owners could see savings between $6,000 and $10,500"Quite a spread - a lot to invest in hopes of conserving...
throttle
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 8:42:39 AM

Old news
tomok
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 3:05:15 AM

GM Starts Making CNG Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra - bi fuel, gasoline or CNG and combined range of 650 miles. Upgrade costs $11,000 – after market cost $2k to $3k with plenty of profit for the installer. GM big truck mentality, it seems nothing ever changes at GM.
As more and more vehicles are built to use natural gas OR converted over to natural gas, more natural gas will be used and the price will go up, just like the morning sun. Don't expect natural gas to stay low for very long, the trend for all fuel prices is always up and up! It does Not matter if you have to heat your house with it either, higher natural gas prices coming. An article on here said that less natural gas is being produced because there is NO profit to keep drilling and producing natural gas when the prices are low.
Less CNG Supply, Higher NatGas prices!
Big Oil and Big Gas exports fuel and natural gas to other countries that will pay more for it, much more than here. There will be NO price reduction or cheaper prices for natural gas IN the US, so it does NOT matter how much crude oil or natural gas is produced.
'Coming out of the closet' Sneeky's lousy, smoke and mirrors, lack of jobs, dog and pony show and in the crapper economy, the 'jobs' are Not here. Sneeky's economy is not improving but continues to hurt the population and the job numbers continue to be down. People will still drive and buy fuel no matter what but it sure helps to have a job too!
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
MAC48
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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2012 2:40:50 AM

It would be nice if these bifuel ¾ ton pickups sell well enough to convince GM and Ford to expand the bifuel concept to their crew cab offerings in addition to the extended cab coming out this model year. A ¾ ton bifuel 4x4 crew cab pickup with a 6.5 foot bed would be of great interest to us. The 650 mile range is a big plus as well.

If you are interested in seeing if any CNG stations are near you, check out the website below and click on the fuel pump icon to see a national map of where there are public CNG fueling stations currently.

cngnow.com
BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:56:14 PM


Things seem to be a bit over priced these days. $11,000
rahcat
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:03:20 PM

Old News
us4usa
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:01:38 PM

Yes, you can buy about 3500 gallons of gas and drive about 92,000 miles for $11K, for some this will not work and some it may work...
CampKohler
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:01:31 PM

The reason it costs $11,000 is that the parts are made from recycled materials: ground up government toilet seats and melted down military hammers.
Shakleelady31
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:00:44 PM

Yay!
ExplorerWA
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 11:00:16 PM

Interesting article but $11,000 more?
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:58:22 PM

Okay
30mpg80
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:54:21 PM

Bifuel sounds great
Beaveronparade
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:54:08 PM

Interesting article however I must also ask, where would you fill the vehicle? I have yet to see one of these filling stations.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:50:41 PM

and where do I fill up?
BMWer
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:45:06 PM

You can buy a lot of regular gas for $11 K
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:42:04 PM

Sounds like they need to get the price lower.
DCbeachbum
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:37:40 PM

Just as a thought... If $11,000 is added to the cost of a gasoline truck. How far must you drive before you can recover the cost? This doesn't sound cost efficient.
HA4CNN
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:35:15 PM

It is about time now they need to build the infrastructure to supply these vehicles.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:33:44 PM

hope these guys aren't just jumping on reaction............
nimpy
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:32:24 PM

I think this is good news
Hemi3tc
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:29:25 PM

Refills for CNG lookup at the links

http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-natural-gas/refueling.aspx
Blue48
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:28:39 PM

GOOD LUCK GM!
wayoung56
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:27:47 PM

So where do you fill'er up???
serrog
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:24:44 PM

good
Dragnet
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:24:07 PM

Big Deal. Conversion kits would be cheaper
Darwin00
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:22:49 PM

Sounds good to me!
Dsin44
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:21:37 PM

very pricey for what it is
FrankTA2
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:21:32 PM

Good idea, but too expensive.
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:20:19 PM

A little pricey
camel1
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:19:31 PM

interesting but you lose bed space
Hemi3tc
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:17:43 PM

Honda sells a CNG Civic, no conversion required. Starting price is $26,305.

Purchase a 2012 Civic Natural Gas at participating Honda dealers[1] from October 4, 2012, to January 2, 2013, and receive a $3,000 fuel credit for use at Clean Energy stations[2], America's largest owner of public compressed natural gas (CNG) stations.

[Edited by: Hemi3tc at 11/10/2012 11:19:04 PM EST]
letterchunker
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:16:56 PM

This is very interesting and great news if only stations available to obtain CNG when needed.
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:13:35 PM

We need to use more cng
gobux10
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:11:00 PM

Try for cars next
Goofoff
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:08:36 PM

I have read this article
Crumbfel
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:04:47 PM

Okay
teatiger
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:03:57 PM

seems expensive
REKEY
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:03:50 PM

That's my heating fuel!
Mudsprings
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:03:39 PM

It's about time. $11,000 seems a little steep.
mcmonsta
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:03:04 PM

$11 k, hope it pays off for us as well as GM, we can't afford to bail anyone, anymore!
BazooQC
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:02:11 PM

Ah ha
Will they catch on?
dadown
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:02:08 PM

It will be interesting to see how well it sells.
sillywagon
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 10:01:14 PM

$11,000 that is some sticker shock! Wow!!

Does the fact that Ford and Ram(Chrysler) make CNG trucks as well... will the competition lead to lower costs... in the near future?
TXGasPriceSpy
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 9:59:23 PM

I just can't wait.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 9:58:24 PM

Government motors probably wasting taxpayer $$$.
carinthuist
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 9:56:05 PM

greatnplan gm biofuel for trucks way to go
Mustache_33
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 9:53:48 PM

hm
drz614
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 9:53:37 PM

11k for the upgrade? almost as much as a starter home.
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2012 9:53:28 PM

ok
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ok
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