Production covers the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD -Sterling Heights, MI – June 12, 2013: IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc. and a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., will assist with the production of the OEM bi-fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) crew cab configuration of the 2014 model year Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD pickups. IMPCO Automotive’s proprietary CNG bi-fuel system will be integrated into the pickups at the company’s production facility in Union City, Indiana. These crew cab configurations are available for order today. GM and IMPCO have targeted ship to commerce notification for mid-2013, which will initiate IMPCO’s shipping of the crew cab trucks in the third and fourth quarters of 2013.
“We are excited GM has added an extended crew cab model option to the 911, which will provide customers another option within GM’s CNG program,” said Marco Seimandi, Fuel Systems’ Automotive Executive Sales and Marketing Director. “Orders for GM’s CNG existing conversions of 610 van and 911 pickups have exceeded 2,000 units in 2013. The crew cab order is expected to increase volumes by 400 to 500 units in 2013. While the additional units will not represent material revenue, GM’s decision to add more models to our DOEM conversion program is a positive indication that fleets are looking for broader availability of OEM vehicles equipped to operate on clean burning, plentiful CNG.”
As an extension of GM’s manufacturing process, IMPCO Automotive installs the single-tank bi-fuel CNG system using GM’s OEM processes and standards. The entire gaseous fuel system adheres to GM’s strict quality, durability, and safety testing requirements to ensure a superior product. Once the fuel system is in place, GM delivers these trucks to a dealer or to an up-fitter for customer-ordered modifications.
About Fuel Systems Solutions
Fuel Systems Solutions is a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of proven, cost-effective alternative fuel components and systems for use in transportation and industrial applications. Fuel Systems’ components and systems control the pressure and flow of gaseous alternative fuels, such as propane and natural gas, used in internal combustion engines. These components and systems feature the Company’s advanced fuel system technologies, which improve efficiency, enhance power output and reduce emissions by electronically sensing and regulating the proper proportion of fuel and air required by the internal combustion engine. In addition to the components and systems, the Company provides engineering and systems integration services to address unique customer requirements for performance, durability and configuration. Additional information is available at www.fuelsystemssolutions.com.
About IMPCO Automotive
IMPCO Automotive, a division of IMPCO Technologies, Inc., is a cost effective, designer, manufacturer, calibrator and installer of innovative bi-fuel and dedicated gaseous fuel systems (CNG/LPG), focused on the North American passenger car, and light and medium duty truck alternative fuels markets. IMPCO Automotive offers a “one-stop shop” for alternative fuels solutions for customers through their North American distributor network and their high volume production facility in Union City, Indiana. Additional information is available at www.impcoautomotive.com
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