AGA Systems, formerly known as AutoGas America, has received full U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for its proprietary compressed natural gas (CNG) bi-fuel systems that are available now for the complete line of 2013 General Motors trucks, vans and SUVs configured with 6.2L, 6.0L, 5.3L, and 4.8L engines.
The proven AGA technology and EPA certification give GM’s fleet customers an immediately available option to convert 2013 GM trucks to run safely on both gasoline and compressed natural gas. As a transportation fuel, CNG provides significant fuel cost savings while meeting all EPA vehicle emissions requirements. The bi-fuel trucks easily transition between compressed natural gas and gasoline offering drivers an extended mileage range.
Installing EPA Certified aftermarket parts, including conversion systems, does not affect the original equipment manufacturer’s warranty. EPA has stated that the “vehicle’s original manufacturer remains liable for warranty of any systems which retain their original purpose following conversion, except in cases where the failure of such a system is determined to be caused by the conversion.”
In addition, EPA guidance states that “the conversion system manufacturers would be responsible for the emissions warranty for any parts or systems added by the conversion.”
The EPA has the authority under the Clean Air Act to regulate vehicle emissions for all new motor vehicles. It also has authority to regulate modifications of in-use vehicles if the modification tampers with the vehicles emission control systems.
(This article primarily compiled using information from provided by AGA Systems)