New Chevy will run on natural gas and gasoline, according to Peak Oil.
General Motors says the 2015 Chevy Impala will have a “bi-fuel” version that runs on both natural gas and gasoline.
Natural gas has long been seen as a solid alternative fuel. But it’s not nearly as available as gasoline.
“It’s very, very affordable, less than two dollars a gallon,” says Kelly Blue Book analyst Alec Gutierrez. “It get’s you HOV access in states like California. But, the big, big hurdle is the infrastructure isn’t quite available yet.”
Honda has a Civic available that runs on natural gas only. In most cases, consumers are available to fuel up at home. But, finding natural gas on the road is a different issue.
Chevy says the bi-fuel Impala would switch seamlessly between natural gas and gasoline. That’s something that Gutierrez says is important for consumer acceptance of the technology.