Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana user rejoice, CNG (compressed natural gas) and LPG (liquid propane gas) are on the way. GlobeNewsWire reports that IMPCO Technologies, Inc. and Fuel Systems Solutions have received certification from the ARB (Air Resources Board) and EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) for its bi-fuel system, which is fitted to the 2016 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans fitted with the 6.0L V8.
“Offering a bi-fuel passenger and cargo van on the popular GM Express and Savana platforms fulfills a void in the market for working class bi-fuel CNG van solutions,” said Jeff Hall, Director of Sales for IMPCO. “Retrofits are available for fleets with existing model year 2016 inventory. This product will close the gap on a very limited list of bi-fuel solutions that can fulfill the needs of the states that require ARB certifications.”
What benefits are there to building such a vehicle? Well, for one thing, liquid propane gas is injected into the manifold at a temperature of negative forty degrees celsius, and on top of that it has an octane rating of 106. Aside from a potential boost in performance, engine life is prolonged, which could translate into less engine tear-downs and rebuilds. Naturally, LPG racecars also exist, with leading companies like Roush doing it for years.