Just In: Chevrolet Announces Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Sedan

Chevrolet has announced that it will build a bi-fuel version of its flagship Impala for the 2015 model year.

The CNG-gasoline Impala billed for retail summer of 2014 in the United States and Canada will feature a separate CNG (compressed natural gas) fuel tank, mounted in the trunk, to enable drivers switch between fuels at the push of a button. The system automatically switches to gasoline when the CNG is depleted.

This announcement may be good news to American drivers who live in areas with easy access to CNG filling stations. CNG costs a lot less than gasoline. Of course, the United States is expected to have a natural gas boom in a few years to come.

It should be fine for lovers of the Impala to note that while an approximately 8 gge (or gasoline-gallon equivalent) of CNG can extend their driving range by some 150 miles (or 240 kilometers), and help cut their emissions by some 20 per cent, as yet performance from the same internal combustion engine when burning CNG drops by at least 15 per cent. Perhaps that can be tolerated from a naturally aspirated V6 Impala with some sizable 305 horsepower.

Hi-res photos of this Impala are available here!

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2 thoughts on “Just In: Chevrolet Announces Bi-Fuel Chevrolet Impala Sedan

  1. Reginald says:

    It might do well and it might not it’s 50/50. An CNG fueling station is not that common like gasoline/diesel stations like on every corner. Also, how well is CNG miles per gallon before you have to replenish it. So there’s so much you got to look at.

    • Hey, Reg, kindly read the news report again – it answers all those questions clearly. I find this an impressive move by GM, especially on the car, Impala.

      Impala happens to be a car in our definition of car from GM/Chevrolet.

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