Green is the new Impala. Or at least in Chevrolet’s mind. The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala is already a fuel-saver. However, Chevy is taking the already acclaimed sedan a step further in 2015. The 2015 Impala will be the only full-size sedan to run on cleaner-burning compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline.
So what’s the buzz around the CNG? Compressed natural gas costs significantly less than gasoline at the pump and it also reduces CO2 emissions by almost 20%. As a bonus, the CNG mostly comes from North American sources.
So how does it work? Chevrolet has put a separate CNG fuel tank in the trunk of the Impala to complement the already efficient gas tank. The driver can switch between fuels at the click of a button. When the Impala runs out of CNG it automatically switches over to the regular gas tank. The total estimated bi-fuel range is estimated at 500 miles.
Chevy will release the new bi-fuel Impala next summer. It will join Chevrolet’s CNG line-up which currently includes the Silverado HD full-size truck and Express cargo and passenger van. The bi-fuel Impala will also join the Volt, Spark EV, and the new Cruze Turbo Diesel as a fuel efficient alternative to everyday driving.