Chevrolet and GMC have clued us in to pricing of the bi-fuel option for the 2015 Silverado and Sierra 2500HD CNG and 3500HD CNG pickups: it starts at $9,500; we're still missing the rest of the pricing inferred by the word "starts," however. If you remember from the Chicago Auto Show introduction, the 6.0-liter V8 puts out 360 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque when drinking gas, 301 hp and 333 lb-ft when inhaling CNG.

Chevrolet figures that a bi-fuel Silverado HD is worth $2,000 in savings if driven 19,500 miles on CNG and 7,500 miles on gasoline in the span of a year, a recoup rate easily attainable to high-mileage fleet owners. It can be specced on double- and crew-cab pickups with single rear wheels, not on dualies.

The 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana short-wheelbase passenger and cargo vans also get CNG options, starting at $10,825 for the three-tank system, and $12,090 for the four-tank system that can only be had on the cargo hauler. You'll find a bit more info on all of the permutations in the press release below.
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Chevrolet and GMC Announce CNG Pricing Options

DETROIT, 2014-04-15 – Bi-fuel options, allowing either compressed natural gas or gasoline to power the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, will start at $9,500. A dedicated CNG option on the 2015 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cargo and passenger short-wheelbase vans starts $10,825 for the three-tank system and $12,090 for the four-tank system.

"Based on current average fuel prices, CNG is more than a dollar cheaper than an equivalent gallon of gasoline, giving drivers and businesses an incentive to use CNG to power their vehicles," said Ed Peper, U.S. vice president, General Motors Fleet and Commercial. "Given the consistent cost savings and expanding infrastructure, both commercial and individual interest in CNG vehicles continues to grow."

The bi-fuel CNG option will be available on all 2015 Silverado and Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD single-rear-wheel models. The Express and Savana vans have fully dedicated CNG fuel systems – available in three- or four-tank models on cargo vans and exclusively with the three-tank design on passenger vans.

GM warrants and validates the fuel systems on all of its CNG trucks, vans and the upcoming bi-fuel Chevrolet Impala sedan through its five-year/100,000-mile – whichever comes first – powertrain limited warranty. All major components associated with the CNG system also carry GM service part numbers for availability throughout the largest dealer network in the United States.

CNG versions of the Silverado and Sierra 2500HD double cab and crew cab and the full-size Express and Savana vans are on sale now. The Silverado and Sierra 2500HD regular cab and all 3500HD pickups go on sale in July.

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About Chevrolet
Founded in 1911 in Detroit, Chevrolet is one of the world's largest car brands, doing business in more than 140 countries and selling more than 4.9 million cars and trucks a year. Chevrolet provides customers with fuel-efficient vehicles that feature spirited performance, expressive design, and high quality. More information on Chevrolet models can be found at www.chevrolet.com.

About GMC
GMC has manufactured trucks since 1902, and is one of the industry's healthiest brands. Innovation and engineering excellence is built into all GMC vehicles and the brand is evolving to offer more fuel-efficient trucks and crossovers, including the Terrain small SUV and Acadia crossover. GMC is the only manufacturer to offer three full-size hybrid trucks with the Yukon, Yukon Denali SUVs and the Sierra pickup. The Sierra Heavy Duty pickups


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      David Murray
      • 8 Months Ago
      That blows. Nobody is going to pay that much of a premium to run their truck on CNG. Then GM will say there was no demand for the vehicle! (sound familiar?) And the sad part is there is no excuse for it. Unlike a PHEV, it shouldn't really cost much more to build a CNG truck as it does a gasoline truck. Even if it is dual-fuel, I can't see more than $1,000 of extra cost.
        jtav2002
        • 8 Months Ago
        @David Murray
        It's not really viable for the average consumer. It's meant for fleet sales, in which case there are savings to be had.
      CoolWaters
      • 8 Months Ago
      http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/rising-sun/ What you're seeing in this graph is that Natural Gas is already DEAD. No smart person is going to spend money in this dead end.
      Len Simpson
      • 8 Months Ago
      What's the break even point, 60 K ?
      icemilkcoffee
      • 8 Months Ago
      Couldn't they integrate the tanks better? It's taking up a whole lot of space in the truck bed. There is plenty of room between, and next to the frame rails. Why couldn't they put the tanks there?
      dadslife83
      • 8 Months Ago
      oh NO! Look at that live lead photo! It looks hideous! Please tell me you shot the photo with the wrong lens. And those wheels and tires - stolen from a bicycle?
      Spec
      • 8 Months Ago
      $11k? Really? Why is it so high? These prices should come down. I'd think a third-party could do it cheaper.
        Car Guy
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Spec
        It's the tank that meets all crash specs that drives the price way up.
      Rar
      • 8 Months Ago
      Can they fix the looks of the front end first? This is from a GM truck owner since 1989.