IMPCO Automotive, a subsidiary of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., has developed and made available a bi-fuel CNG fuel system for the Model Year (MY) 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L sedan. The company states these complete fuel systems are currently the only EPA Certified Bi-Fuel CNG systems for MY2014 sedans in the U.S. market. The systems will be available throughout Fuel System’s IMPCO Automotive nationwide certified installation network beginning September 2013.
Mariano Costamagna, Fuel Systems’ CEO, said, “We are thrilled to obtain the first EPA certification for a MY2014 bi-fuel sedan that provides both fleets and consumers an option when considering gaseous fueled transportation. The after-market kits we have developed for the MY2014 Chevrolet Cruze offer a robust solution that eliminates ‘range anxiety’ by including an 8.4 Gasoline Gallon Equivalent (GGE) tank as standard equipment. Our US DOEM programs are experiencing growing demand for bi-fuel pickup truck and van solutions for the fleet market, and our expansion into passenger vehicles is strategically important to our growth plans in the U.S. The availability of the MY2014 Chevrolet Cruze will help meet the increasing interest of U.S. fleets and consumers for bi-fuel passenger vehicles.”
The IMPCO Automotive powered Chevrolet Cruze includes a trunk mounted Type 3 tank providing over 200 miles of additional range while allowing for nearly 7 cubic feet of available storage space. The entire gaseous fuel system adheres to IMPCO Automotive’s strict quality, durability, and safety testing requirements. IMPCO Automotive plans to pursue development and compliance for this bi-fuel CNG system through MY2016.