Since the Chevy Express vans come from the factory with the CNG setup already in place, they are covered by GM's three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. While the Express' comprehensive warranty is no doubt one of its strengths, the steep $14,590 price tag for the optional CNG system will be seen by some as a significant drawback. The natural gas-burning Chevy Express vans will link up with the rest of AT&T's enormous fleet of vehicles within the next couple of months.
[Source: General Motors]
Industry's only fully integrated compressed natural gas vans go to service fleets
DETROIT – AT&T is putting 101 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 vans powered by low-emissions compressed natural gas into its customer service fleet.
The purchase is consistent with AT&T's alternative fuel strategy to reduce its dependence on foreign oil and to support sustainable transportation. CNG-powered vans can produce 25 percent fewer emissions than similar gasoline- and diesel-powered vans.
"As more of our customers transition their conventional fleets to fuel-efficient and reduced-emission vehicles, we will continue to provide a one-stop shop to help them achieve their environmental goals," said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations.
"In addition to its leading-edge fuel system technology, every CNG van we produce is also engineered to rigorous GM standards for durability, safety and reliability," he said.
Each Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana CNG van is covered by GM's three-year, 36,000 mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000 mile limited powertrain warranty, and meets all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements.
The vans get gasoline-equivalent fuel economy of 11 mpg city and 16 mpg highway. Fuel tank capacity ranges from 15.8 to 23 gasoline-equivalent gallons.
The CNG option is available for order on Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana 2500 and 3500 Cargo vans. To find more information about the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, visit gmfleet.com.
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