Chevrolet is introducing a dual-powered Silverado, run on either compressed natural gas or gasoline.
The bi-fuel 2016 Silverado 3500HD Chassis Cab has a 24.5 gallon CNG tank behind the cab in addition to a 23.5-gallon gasoline tank.
“CNG burns cleaner and costs less at the pump than gasoline, making it an appealing option for fleets,” Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM fleet and commercial, said in a statement.
“Expanding our CNG lineup furthers our commitment to provide a diverse lineup of alternative-fuel vehicles for our customers,” Peper said.
Bi-fuel will be available on the regular cab in 2- and 4-wheel drive starting in the fourth quarter, according to Chevrolet.
The CNG fuel system comes with a five-year or 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty for qualified commercial and government fleet customers.
Chevrolet also offers the bi-fuel Silverado 2500 HD and 3500HD and the dedicated CNG full-size Chevrolet Express and vans.
CNG-powered trucks are used by the Southern California Gas Co., and the utility plans to make a majority of its over-the-road vehicles operate on the fuel by 2020.
“A chassis cab configuration is the bread and butter of our fleet and the vehicle we rely on to service customer homes,” Tony Orta, strategy and maintenance manager for Southern California Gas, said in a statement.
“The turnkey bi-fuel option offered by Chevrolet allows us to reduce our carbon footprint while giving us the fueling flexibility and range we need to keep drivers on the road servicing customers,” Orta said.