After finishing the final modifications that would allow the bi-fuel versions of the 2013 GMC Sierra HD and the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado to seamlessly run using gasoline and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), General Motors has finally revealed the prices of these two models.
According to General Motors, the bi-fuel versions of the two pickup truck models will be sold at a price which is about $11,000 higher than the sticker price of the conventional gas-powered versions. This simply means that the bi-fuel models would probably cost around $40,100 since the conventional versions of the 2013 GMC Sierra HD and the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD are currently sold at a similar base price of $29,100.
Given this price, most of the car buyers might probably think that the latest version of the GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD that runs on gasoline and Compressed Natural Gas are very expensive and such assumption is absolutely true. However, General Motors has stressed out that the potential buyers would surely get the best out of their money in the event that they buy these bi-fuel vehicles. This is because buying the bi-fuel pickups would enable them to save up to $10,000 in the first three years vehicle ownership from reduced fuel expenses.
The estimated savings that buyers would possibly obtain in the first three years of having any of these bi-fuel pickup trucks is quite feasible since the price of compressed natural gas is relatively lower than that of gasoline. In addition to this, buying these pickups would also allow the potential buyers to contribute to the preservation of the natural environment since their reduced consumption of gasoline when driving could also reduce the amount of harmful gases that are released into the atmosphere.
General Motors is also expecting that many car buyers would purchase the bi-fuel versions of the GMC Sierra HD and Chevrolet Silverado HD since these vehicles are still offering the same performance that the conventional models provide since these vehicles are still powered by the company’s 6.0-liter Vortec V-8 engine. The only difference is that the bi-fuel versions are equipped with a single Type 3 tank that was installed on the truck’s bed. This tank stores the compressed natural gas that the vehicle consumes when running. The maximum amount of CNG that the tank could store allows the vehicle to travel a maximum range of 650 miles before this gets empty. As soon as the CNG is fully consumed, the engine will be using gasoline until such time that the supply of CNG is available.