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GM Begins Production of Bi-Fuel Pickups

General Motors Co. has launched production of bi-fuel capable versions of the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD, the company said.

Both trucks are powered by a 6.0-liter V-8 engine that runs on gasoline or compressed natural gas, and that can seamlessly switch between the two fuels without affecting performance, GM said. The CNG and gasoline tanks have a combined range of 650 miles.

The trucks are being built at GM’s factory in Fort Wayne, Ind., and are available for order through dealerships. The CNG bi-fuel delivery and storage system is installed by a third-party vendor. The trucks are then delivered to the dealership or to an upfitter for modifications, GM said.

The bi-fuel option is priced at $11,000 above the suggested retail price of the base vehicle. The bi-fuel option is available in standard and long-bed models and with either two-or-four wheel drive in the extended cab models, GM said.

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