On Wednesday, August 27, 2014, GICC and IMPCO hosted fleet professionals form across Indiana to a tour of the largest North American facility for CNG and LPG up fits to class 1 – 6 work vehicles.
Attendees were given a tour of the state of the art assembly line that installs the MY15 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, GMC Sierra 2500HD Crew Cab Trucks bi fuel natural gas fuel system.
During lunch, IMPCO and GICC provided information on what to look for and questions to consider when analyzing CNG or LPG, as a transportation fuel. Information on funding opportunities, fuel pricing trends and forecasts and much more, were presented by GICC.
IMPCO Automotive is a qualified QVM for Ford and GM, Tier 1 installer, ensuring your vehicle is OEM approved.
Recently, IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. and a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. announced important news for its GM Pick-Up truck programs.
IMPCO has obtained certification by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) for its bi-fuel systems installed in the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD pickup trucks. IMPCO has begun the OEM conversion of the 2015 Silverado and Sierra in its Union City, Indiana, facility and anticipates receiving ship to commerce (STC) approval from GM to release completed model year 2015 GM Bi-Fuel Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fuel systems for shipment in the near future.
GM has expanded its offering to include multiple Cab and bed configurations for model year 2015.
As an extension of GM’s manufacturing process, IMPCO Automotive installs the single-tank Bi-Fuel CNG system using OEM processes and standards. The entire gaseous fuel system adheres to GM’s strict quality, durability, and safety testing requirements to ensure a superior product. Once the fuel system is in place, GM delivers these trucks to a dealer or to an up fitter for customer-ordered modifications. GM dealers are currently taking orders.
Additionally, IMPCO announced the final phase of its project to develop a bi-fuel CNG aftermarket direct injection fuel system for the 2015 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado with the EcoTec3 Direct Injection engine – the first such direct injection system available in the US for the 2015 model year. This is a key step forward in satisfying fleet customer demand for a half-ton, 5-liter class of vehicles that combines the efficiency of direct injection with the environmental friendliness and cost savings of gaseous fuel system.
The project’s final phase will include validation and EPA and CARB compliance of the bi-Fuel CNG system for Model Year 2015 EcoTec3 Direct Injection engine. IMPCO plans to release the complete fuel system throughout IMPCO Automotive’s nationwide Certified Installation network beginning the last quarter of 2014. (Source: IMPCO Automotive)