General Motors is continuing its work with IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies Inc. and a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions Inc., via a new three-year program whereby IMPCO will perform bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) conversions on model-year 2016, 2017 and 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD chassis cab applications.
The new agreement expands IMPCO Automotive's existing CNG programs with GM, which include bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD pickups with multiple cab and bed configurations, as well as dedicated CNG full-size Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans.
As an extension of GM's manufacturing process, IMPCO Automotive installs the CNG fuel systems using OEM processes and standards. All of the CNG fuel systems are warranted and validated by GM.
IMPCO Automotive says the Silverado 3500HD's 24.5-gallon CNG tank adds to the 23.5-gallon gasoline tank and gives drivers fueling flexibility and optimal range between fill-ups.
OEM conversion of the vehicles will be done at IMPCO Automotive's manufacturing facility in Union City, Ind., with ship to commerce approval from GM expected to coincide with the gasoline vehicle's release for model-year 2016.