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Old 11-02-2013, 09:01 PM   #1
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Any interest in dual fuel pickup?? CNG/Diesel or Gas

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Chev is going to produce the silverado in bi fuel in 2014.. they will have both CNG tank and run on gas or diesel as well..

anyone heard MPG claims or date of availability?? one issue traveling would be finding CNG stations. There are website that point them out with prices, hours locations etc but wonder if price of upgrade would be worth trouble when on the road.??
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Question,,, Is CNG the same as the propane we carry for furnace, water htr, etc? If so wouldn't it be easy to find filling stations at most campgrounds?
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These units have been in the marketplace for a couple of years now on a 2500HD, extended cab only. The 2015 line will be expanded to 2500s and 3500s with multiple cab/bed configurations.

Since CNG is sold in GGE (gasoline gallon equivalents) the mileage is the same.

No, CNG and propane are not the same. Propane is LPG and the only GM with factory LPG is the van cutaway chassis.

They are fitted to a 6.0 gas only, not diesel.
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So i wonder if "they" will ever go the way of large over the road tractors and use LNG which is easier to use, ie less equipment and faster to implement nation wide.. it, like CNG has a downside but overall better than gas and cheaper.

I have seen the CNG cars and pickup mostly ones owned by city, county governments but was not aware of them for public. guess they don't sell that many of them but you never see them advertised on TV either.

if you go to cleanenergy.com and find the videos you can learn a lot about the difference between CNG and LNG and why LNG is a better way to do nat gas in vehicles.

ps: this is the company boone pickens was heavy involved with several yrs ago and still own quite a number of share.

pss. from what i was reading they are fitted with both CNG and gas or diesel tanks that the bi fuel compont. i remember trucks in military that would run on gas, diesel, jet fuel, alcohol etc. from 20 yrs ago. deuce and a half trucks.
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We do both LNG and CNG in various models. A factory bi-fuel GNG Impala was just announced as well. Both fuels are substantially cheaper than gas or diesel. CNG can be refueled with piped in gas at captive fleets and at home if you have Nat gas piped into your home. Home compressors typically will not reach full 3600psi though and take overnight to refuel.

Yes most all of both have been fleet sales, but are available retail. Public fueling stations are few, but growing slowly. Thus the bi-fuel.....you can use gas and refuel with CNG when you can.
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