Natural Gas Option for Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD Comes at an $11,000 Premium

General Motors has announced pricing for the new bi-fuel option on the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500HD trucks that allows them to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) or gasoline fuel. Regardless of trim grade or body style, the bi-fuel option will cost $11,000 above the suggested base-vehicle price, which means prices start from $40,100 for both the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra 2500 HD. Buyers will be able to place their orders from Thursday, April 19, 2012. “CNG has maintained a significantly lower retail price than either gasoline or diesel,” said Joyce Mattman, director at GM Commercial Product and Specialty Vehicles. “The current average price of CNG is equivalent to $1.89 per gallon of gasoline. Customers could save $5,000 to $10,000 over a three-year period, depending on their driving habits.” A Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine powers the pickup trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline offering a combined driving range in excess of 650 miles (1,045+ kilometers).