We’re dedicated to designing, building and selling the world’s best vehicles with your business needs and bottom line in mind. Propelled by innovation, our engineers are developing advanced technologies to improve fuel economy,
decrease emissions and a reduced our dependence on petroleum.
We already have 14 models that offer an EPA-est. 30 MPG highway, including
several hybrids. Just last year we introduced the dynamic new Volt1 – the world's
first extended-range gas-generated electric vehicle. But we're not stopping there;
we're expanding our range of alternative fuel technologies with Compressed Natural
Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Plus other exciting options like
diesel, biofuels and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which will help us continue to deliver
not only the world's best vehicles, but also the world's leading technology.
Propelled by innovation, we strive to lead in delivering new fuel-saving technologies in cars and trucks with your business needs and bottom line in mind. Our engineers focus on mass reduction, aerodynamics, lightweight materials, tire construction, and other technologies to make our vehicles more efficient.
Since the 1970s, we’ve improved fuel efficiency 180% for cars and 93% for trucks. For the 2014 model year, we have 24 models achieving at least an EPA-estimated 30 mpg hwy – four of which get at least 40 mpg hwy, like the segment-leading Chevrolet Cruze Eco1. We added the Spark EV2 to our line of electric vehicles, and we continue to expand our range of alternative fuel technologies with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG). Plus other exciting options like diesel, biofuels, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which will help us continue to deliver not only the world’s best vehicles, but also the world’s leading technology.
We continue to work efficiently, so you can too. Thanks to a committed research program, many of our models offer innovative engine advancements like Active Fuel Management™, Clean-Diesel Technology and Spark Ignition Direct Injection that help optimize fuel economy without compromising performance. All designed to help you run a smarter, cleaner and more cost effective business fleet.
For the 2014 model year, GM has 24 models that offer at least 30 mpg hwy or better (EPA estimate):
One of the best ways to improve your fleet's bottom line is to lower your fuel costs, which is why the Bi-Fuel CNG Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD models are a perfect fit for your fleet. Both feature a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) option, which provides reduced CO2 emissions over gasoline and diesel engines, while delivering full-size truck utility. The Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado and Sierra offer fueling flexibility, with a combined CNG and gasoline range of more than 650 miles4 – the longest range available in the Bi-Fuel CNG truck market.
Each truck uses a Vortec 6.0L V-8 engine that seamlessly transitions between CNG and gasoline. The CNG fuel delivery and storage system is covered under GM’s Limited Warranty and is serviceable by Chevrolet and GMC dealers. All components have GM service part numbers for broad availability, providing you with peace of mind that parts will be available to keep your vehicles on the road.
The CNG option is available on all Silverado and Sierra 2500HD configurations and Silverado 3500HD models with single rear wheels. The 2500HD Double Cab and Crew Cab models are on sale now, with 2500HD Regular Cab and all 3500HD models going on sale in the summer of 2014.
When it comes to managing budgets and keeping an eye on the environment, business owners and fleet managers alike face many challenges. That’s where GM’s Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado and Sierra come in. They’re designed to help businesses reduce their fuel costs – and their environmental impact.
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GM has several vehicle models that have CNG-powered versions. Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana use a proven, 6.0L Vortec V-8 engine with factory-installed hardened exhaust valves and intake/exhaust valve seats. These components are engineered to GM durability standards for gaseous fuel use.
The CNG fuel system is available on Cargo and Passenger full-size vans, in both regular and long wheelbases.
Two systems are offered:
And they’re the industry’s only CNG vehicles that are fully integrated at the factory, crash tested and backed by GM’s 100,000 mile/5-year transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty5.
CNG Capable Vehicles:
The Bi-Fuel Impala joins Chevrolet’s growing range of manufacturer-engineered and validated CNG vehicles, which includes the Bi-Fuel Silverado HD full-size pickups and dedicated CNG Express full-size Cargo and Passenger vans. All of these vehicles are backed by GM’s new-vehicle and powertrain limited warranties.
The Bi-Fuel Impala offers owners the ability to reduce fuel costs without the worry of occasionally traveling outside the range of the nearest CNG station. When running on natural gas, the engine will deliver approximately 90 percent of the power produced with gasoline. The engine is matched with an advanced 6-speed automatic transmission.
The Impala can seat five occupants and offers 10 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk with the CNG fuel tank installed. The Bi-Fuel model will be available with 1FL and 1LT trims. Standard vehicle features include:
A separate 7.7 GGE CNG fuel tank2, mounted in the trunk, enables the driver to switch between fuels at the push of a button. When the CNG tank is depleted, the system automatically switches to gasoline, with no driver input required.
GM offers a 159’’ wheelbase 4500 cutaway van that has LPG fuel systems. Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana use a proven, 6.0L Vortec V-8 engine with factory-installed hardened exhaust valves and intake/exhaust valve seats. These components are engineered to GM durability standards for gaseous fuel use.
Two systems are offered:
And they’re the industry’s only LPG vehicles that are fully integrated at the factory, crash tested and backed by GM’s 100,000 mile/5-year transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty5.
In the quest to help reduce gasoline consumption, there are natural answers — biofuels, such as E85 ethanol and B20 diesel. Both can be used in traditional gasoline internal combustion engines that are compatible with biofuels, which makes them easy and affordable to use.
GM is the global leader in producing flexible-fuel vehicles. More than 8.5 million of the 14 million FlexFuel vehicles on the road in North America are GM cars and trucks. We have built and sold more than 9.5 million around the world.
We offer multiple FlexFuel vehicle models, including:
All of our Duramax 6.6L TurboDiesel V-8 engines are capable of running on B20 biodiesel and meet strict emissions standards. B20 fuel is 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent conventional diesel, which helps decrease dependency on petroleum.
The Duramax powers the redesigned Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Heavy-Duty pickups and is also available on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
We believe electrically driven vehicles offer the best long-term solution for energy-efficient transportation.
The Chevrolet Volt3 is the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle with the extended range capability. The Volt can drive gas -free using a full charge of electricity stored in its 16.50-kWh lithium-ion battery for an EPA-estimated 38 miles8. When the battery runs low, a gas-powered engine/generator seamlessly operates to extend the driving range. It has a total driving range of up to 380 miles (EPA estimate), with a full tank of gas and a full charge9. It can be recharged using standard 120V (10 hours) or 240V (4 hours) electrical outlets10. Volt owners collectively have driven more than 400M all-electric miles.
The Chevrolet Spark EV11 (EPA-estimated mpge 128 city, 109 hwy) takes the functionality, fun, and technology of the gas-powered Spark and amps it up to include torque at 400 lb-ft of torque while still obtaining 82 miles of range12. It’s also the first EV to offer DC Fast Charge option, which enables you to get an 80 percent charge in less than 20 minutes.
Other electrification technologies include eAssist – Light electrification solution that combines start-stop technology with regenerative braking and an on-board lithium-ion battery to provide an electric boost in certain conditions with 25% better fuel economy as compared to a traditional powertrain.
Our engineers continue to explore advanced future technologies similar to fuel cell vehicles. We’re committed to innovations that make vehicles release water vapor instead of CO2 emissions from the tailpipe. We view hydrogen fuel cell as an important component to our advanced propulsion portfolio.
GM stands as a leader in this technology, demonstrating our fuel-cell vehicles globally. In October 2007, we activated Project Driveway – the largest test of fuel-cell vehicles in the world. Through this initiative, we loan Chevrolet Equinox vehicles equipped with fuel-cell technology to everyday drivers, celebrities, and other dignitaries to gauge interest, consumer reaction, and vehicle performance in the U.S.
Recently, the Fuel Cell Equinox topped 3 million miles in real-world driving operating. Our fuel cell vehicles have saved 1.2 million pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.