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.
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 alternative fuel vehicles and advanced technologies to improve fuel economy, decrease emissions and reduce our dependence on petroleum.
We already have 15 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.
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 2012 and 2013 model years, GM has 15 vehicle models that offer at least 30 mpg hwy or better (EPA estimate):
Chevrolet Cruze ECO
Chevrolet Malibu ECO
Buick Regal with eAssist
Buick LaCrosse with eAssist
The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze combines midsize amenities with compact car efficiency — the ECO model offers 42 mpg hwy.2
The 2012 GMC Sierra XFE and Chevrolet Silverado XFE full-size pickup trucks offer better economy than Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra.3
We also offer a variety of powertrain options in our products. Consider a smaller engine. Downsizing your engine can reduce your operating costs.
Engine choices include:
One of the best ways to improve your fleet's bottom line is to lower your fuel costs. Which is why the addition of the 2013 Bi-Fuel CNG Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD is such welcome news for fleet managers. 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 2013 Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado and Sierra 2500HD 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 6.0-liter V8 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. Plus 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.
In addition to lower fuel costs, they offer an impressive array of options and configurations, including standard and long-box and two- or four-wheel drive in the extended cab models.
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 2013 Bi-Fuel CNG Silverado and Sierra come in. They're designed to help businesses reduce their fuel costs - and their environmental impact.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) is a fossil fuel that burns much cleaner than gasoline, reduces C02 emissions by 15% vs. petroleum-based fuels, and is much safer in the event of a spill. Plus, GM is an expert in CNG vehicles, having produced over 16,000.
GM has several vehicle models that have CNG-powered versions. Express and Savana use a proven, 6.0L Vortec V8 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 CNG vehicles that are fully integrated at the factory, crash tested and backed by GM’s 100,000 mile/5-year transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty.5
2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo
2014 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo
2014 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo
2014 GMC Savana 3500 Cargo
2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 2500 and 3500 Passenger models will be available in Q1 2014. (3-tank system only)
Learn more about our CNG-powered vans
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a fossil fuel that burns much cleaner than gasoline, reduces C02 emissions by 15% vs. petroleum-based fuels, and is much safer in the event of a spill.
GM has several vehicle models that have LPG-powered versions. Express and Savana use a proven, 6.0L Vortec V8 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 Warranty.5
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. These alternatives could help offset future vehicle energy demand and are also the most significant near-term solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
GM is the global leader in producing E85 ethanol (85% Ethanol and 15% gasoline) flexible-fuel vehicles. In fact, by year-end 2012, GM will have 23 FlexFuel vehicles available for purchase.
All of our Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo engines are capable of running on B20 biodiesel, and meet strict new emissions standards. B20 fuel is 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent conventional diesel, which helps lower carbon dioxide emissions and dependence on petroleum.
The new Duramax powers the redesigned 2012 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty pickups and is also available on the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans.
Featuring GM's exclusive two-mode hybrid technology, our lineup of hybrid vehicles6 offers power and capability, luxury and efficiency. In fact, the only time you'll realize they're hybrids is when you're passing the fuel pump up again and again and again. And that makes them a sound business investment, year after year.
Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid: With an EPA-estimated 21 mpg hwy, the 2012 Chevy Tahoe offers better fuel economy than Ford Expedition, 2012 Toyota Sequoia and 2012 Nissan Armada7. Plus, the 100,000-mile/5-year5 Powertrain Limited Warranty is 40,000 miles more than Ford, Toyota and Nissan offer.
GMC Yukon Hybrid and GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid: Equipped with GM's hybrid technology, these vehicles deliver up to a 33% improvement in city fuel economy over their non-hybrid models8.
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid: Combining luxury, power and efficiency, Escalade Hybrid features GM's two-mode hybrid technology, optimized for city and highway driving.
Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid 1500 and GMC Sierra Hybrid 1500 (crew cab versions): Silverado Hybrid offers 20 mpg city, which is unsurpassed by a V6 Honda Accord9. It also offers up to 18% better city fuel economy than Ford F-150 and up to 43% better fuel economy than Ram 150010.
We believe electrically driven vehicles offer the best long-term solution for energy-efficient transportation. Take the Chevrolet Volt.1 Just plug the Volt in to charge the battery, and most people can commute gas-free and tailpipe-emissions-free for about $1.50 of electricity per day. If the battery is depleted, a quiet onboard gas generator creates electricity that powers the Volt as you drive for hundreds of additional miles. The Volt offers the longest, most comprehensive battery warranty of any electric vehicle – an 8-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) battery warranty.
Other Electrification technologies include:
It's here. The Chevrolet Volt1 is the world's first electric vehicle with extended-range capability. Plug it in, let it charge overnight and it runs on pure electric power for up to 40 miles, gas and emissions-free.11
After that, the Volt keeps going, even if you can't plug it in. Thanks to a range-extending gas generator, it produces enough energy to power the Volt for hundreds of miles12. It's more than a new car – it's the future of transportation.
Our engineers are exploring advanced future technologies like fuel cell vehicles. We’re committed to this innovation that makes vehicles release water vapor instead of CO2 emissions from the tailpipe.
Fuel cell vehicles are more than twice as efficient as internal combustion engines, promise equivalent durability with a range of 300 miles, and have 60% fewer parts and 90% fewer moving parts. Plus they’re fast refueling solutions for drivers who need larger vehicles with cargo carrying capacities.
GM is a leader in hydrogen fuel cell technology, demonstrating our fuel cell vehicles around the world in places like Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Tokyo, Berlin, Shanghai and Korea.
In fact, in October 2007, GM activated Project Driveway — the largest market test of fuel cell vehicles in the world. Project Driveway entails the loan of Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell vehicles to everyday drivers, celebrities and other dignitaries to gauge interest, consumer reaction and vehicle performance in the U.S.
Vehicle deliveries to program participants began in early 2008. To date, the fleet of over 100 vehicles has driven more than total of 2,300,000 miles and saved 1.2 million pounds of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
Learn more about fuel cell technology at GM.com