GM to Offer Single-Source LPG Option for Cutaway Vans

GMC Savanna cutaway

In brief: General Motors will be offering liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) options for the 2012 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana cutaway 3500 and 4500 vans.

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Express / Savana 3500 / 4500

Manufacturer: General Motors (Chevrolet / GMC)

The word

GMC Savana

The LPG offering means that General Motors customers who want a natural gas option can get it without looking for a conversion shop. Conversions will be offered at the dealership.

Knapheid Manufacturing Co will install two separate LPG systems in the cutaway delivery vans according to customer specifications and as the General Motors selected upfitter. Conversion components come from CleanFUEL USA and Bi-Phase Technologies. The smaller system has a 49-gallon LPG capacity while the larger has a 75-gallon limit.

The vans will be built as usual at the Wentzville, MO plant and then shipped to Knapheid for LPG fitting.

And so ...

The natural gas market is growing quickly amongst smaller commercial vehicles.

Photo credits: General Motors

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