The 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500/3500 HD single-rear-wheel pickup trucks will once again offer a bi-fuel option package using compressed natural gas and gasoline; however, the option package will be $1,500 lower than the comparably equipped 2014 model.
The bi-fuel option will be available on both the 2500 and 3500 4x4 and 4x2 models, and can be ordered in all cab configurations. The 2015 2500 HD double cab and crew cab models are available now, but regular-cab 2500s and all 3500s will not be in dealerships until late summer. For the most part, the bi-fuel CNG option will be available on any trim package for either brand, but never available in 1-ton duallie configurations.
Ed Peper, U.S. vice president for GM fleet and commercial, noted that with current gas prices hovering at record highs, the fuel savings and expanding infrastructure will likely cause CNG vehicle sales to grow well into the future.
The trucks have a five-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) powertrain warranty and will start at a $9,500 premium, depending on configuration, GM says. To read the full press release, click here.