Automakers Offering Bi-Fuel Pickups

March 20, 2012 · Print This Article

Natural gas is going to be a fuel option available for some Chevrolet and GMC pickups beginning late this year. These will be bi-fuel vehicles, like the present flex-fuel vehicles (that can run on either gasoline or ethanol) but in this case, the fuel choices are gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). Chrysler has additionally announced similar plans for its Ram pickup.

There are many utilities and service companies

that have pilot fleets of CNG vehicles, and the Honda Civic Natural Gas was this named this past year’s Green Car of the Year. But these are all committed CNG vehicles. The newly announced pickups will be able to run on either gasoline or CNG.

Economics is certainly a factor in this. The cost of CNG fuel is about one third less than an equivalent amount […]

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