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Chevrolet Announces 2015 Impala Bi-Fuel Sedan

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2014 Chevy Impala

Chevrolet has broken the news of their 2015 Impala bi-fuel sedan, which will become the United States’ first full-size sedan capable of running on either gasoline or cleaner-burning, most cost-efficient compressed natural gas (CNG).

Like an entirely different breed of hybrid, the bi-fuel Impalas will come with a separate trunk-mounted CNG fuel tank.  This will allow drivers to switch between gasoline and the compressed natural gas supply with the press of a button, providing cheaper fueling costs for Impala owners and fewer emissions for the environment.

In a statement, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson said, “GM continues to demonstrate its commitment and leadership in energy diversity by building its presence in the gaseous fuel space, and specifically with CNG – one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuels available.”

The 2015 Impala bi-fuel sedan is expected to hit the market sometime next summer.  While no EPA-estimate has been finalized, it is approximated that an eight gallon-equivalent CNG tank would provide the Impala with 150 miles of additional vehicle range.  This would create the possibility for a 500 mile range in one fill-up of both the gasoline and CNG tanks.

What do you think?  Would you consider investing in CNG-vehicle technology or are you more intrigued by another hybrid option?  Let us know what you think!

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