Chevrolet and GMC are getting even more serious about alternative fuel options for work trucks and vans. Both brands announced they have partnered with PSI (Power Solutions International) to expand alternative fuel options for fleets.
Heavy-duty pickups and vans will have the option to be powered by the 6.0-liter V8 engine running on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). These options will also be available for Chevrolet’s medium duty, Low Cab Forward truck.
PSI was selected as the preferred partner to outfit trucks and vans with CNG or LPG-capable engines. The company has long been at the forefront of offering turn-key alternative fuel solutions for vehicles, so General Motors describes.
GM will supply vehicles equipped with the 6.0-liter V-8 engine with hardened valves and valve seats to PSI, which in turn will install the fuel system and other hardware and ship directly to Chevrolet and GMC dealers in all 50 states. All PSI-modified vehicles are covered by Chevrolet and GMC’s five-year/60,000-mile (whichever comes first) limited powertrain warranty.
This will allow customers to take delivery of the vehicle through the same dealer it is purchased from. Specific vehicles included in the CNG and LPG conversion are:
- Express Cargo
- Express Passenger
- Express Cutaway
- Silverado HD
- Low Cab Forward 3500 and 4500
- Savana Cargo
- Savana Passenger
- Savana Cutaway
- Sierra HD
GMC and Chevrolet say vehicle conversions will begin in the first quarter of 2017.