A trunk mounted Type 3 CNG tank by Worthington-SCI.Photo courtesy Fuel Systems Solutions Inc.

A trunk mounted Type 3 CNG tank by Worthington-SCI.
Photo courtesy Fuel Systems Solutions Inc.

IMPCO Automotive, a converter of cars and trucks to gaseous fuel injected engines, announced the development and availability of its bi-fuel CNG fuel system for the 2014 model-year (MY) Chevrolet Cruze 1.4L sedan. These complete fuel systems are currently the only EPA certified bi-fuel CNG systems for MY-2014 sedans, according to IMPCO. The systems will be available in September 2013.

"The after-market kits we have developed for the MY-2014 Chevrolet Cruze offer an 8.4 gasoline gallon equivalent (GGE) tank as standard equipment," said CEO Mariano Costamagna of Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc., the parent company of IMPCO.

An example of a Type 3 tank before installation.Photo courtesy Clean Vehicle Education Program

An example of a Type 3 tank before installation.
Photo courtesy Clean Vehicle Education Program

The IMPCO Automotive powered Chevrolet Cruze includes a trunk mounted Type 3 tank that provides more than 200 miles of additional range while allowing for nearly 7 cubic feet of available storage space. IMPCO Automotive plans to pursue development and compliance for this bi-fuel CNG system through MY-2016, according to IMPCO.

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