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Scott Cars of Allentown PA Announces LPG Option for 2012 Chevy Express
General Motors will offer a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) option for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 3500 and 4500 vans.
By: Scott Chevrolet
“LPG infrastructure has progressed rapidly, so it’s easier for our customers to refuel in convenient locations across the country,” said Brian Small, general manager, GM Fleet and Commercial Operations. “When our customers order the LPG option, they’re getting a sensible fuel alternative, with the convenience of a one-stop ordering process.”
GM is the only manufacturer to provide a single-source LPG van option. GM’s manufacturing process enables customers to spend less time converting vehicles by using a one-stop-shop approach that delivers a vehicle with a complete LPG fuel system, which can then be upfitted to meet customer requirements.
GM selected Knapheide Manufacturing Co. to install two different LPG systems into the 159” wheelbase cutaway van. CleanFUEL USA and Bi-Phase Technologies serve as tier-two suppliers for the 49- and 75-gallon capacity LPG fuel system, respectively.
“Through GM’s unique manufacturing process, our fleet customers know they’re getting quality, reliability and convenience,”
The vans come equipped with GM’s hardened Vortec 6.0L engine, and with this LPG offering, GM is the only automaker to offer four alternative fuel options for U.S. fleet customers: LPG, CNG, E85 ethanol and B20 biodiesel.
The vans will be produced at GM’s Wentzville, Mo., plant and transported to Knapheide’s nearby facility for fuel storage/delivery system installation. Upon completion, the vehicle is then sent to the upfitter chosen by the customer for body installation. The cutaways can be converted to various commercial, school bus, shuttle bus and RV requirements.
Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana LPG cutaway vans will be covered by GM’s three-year, 36,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and vehicle emissions warranty, meeting all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission certification requirements.
To look at commercial vehicle options with the Chevrolet Express, visit Scott Chevrolet. Scott Cars is located on the Lehigh Automile and sells a large selection of Chevrolet, Mazda, Volvo, Cadillac, and preowned vehicles.
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Scott Cars is located in Allentown PA and sells a large selection of Mazda, Volvo, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and preowned vehicles.