First-Ever Dealership-Owned CNG Fueling Station
Classic Chevrolet is formally opening the first dealership-owned compressed natural gas fueling station, the new Classic Clean Fuels outlet in Grapevine Texas. The event is slated for 5:30 pm, this evening, April 1.
“As more and more Americans realize that freedom from dependence on foreign oil is a national priority, the viability of American produced natural gas has become forefront,” states a Classic release. “American-made natural gas is not subject to the volatility of fluctuating gas prices, OPEC and world politics,” the company notes.
Classic notes too that it’s been the number one volume Chevrolet dealer for eight years.
ANGI via Zeit
The new public access station was built by Zeit Energy using an ANGI Energy compressor package. It was designed for light and medium duty vehicles, says Clint Beauchamp of Zeit, with a two-hose Kraus dispenser.
Classic Chevrolet is currently promoting such bi-fuel vehicles as the Silverado 2500 and 3500HD pickups, three-quarter-ton dedicated-CNG vans, and the new bi-fuel Impala, coming this summer.
Practicing What They Preach
“Since 1978, we have been committed to finding ways to help our business customers be more competitive and profitable,” Thompson Group founder Ken Thompson says in a release. “By reaping the benefit of bi-fuel technology, many of our customers are already making plans to convert their entire fleet over the next year,” he said. “The cost savings will not only give our customers a competitive edge, but also has tremendous benefits due to the fewer emissions.”
Classic Chevrolet says its parts department has six bi-fuel Silverado trucks delivering parts in a three-state area.
Classic Chevrolet notes that the new Classic Clean Fuels station joins approximately 14 other CNG fuel outlets throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In addition to CNG, Classic Clean Fuels provides biodiesel, ethanol and regular unleaded gasoline, and is planning a charging station for electric vehicles.
Classic Clean Fuels is located on Highway 121 just north of the Stone Myers Parkway exit, next to The Thompson Group Commercial & Fleet building.
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Source: Classic Chevrolet with Fleets & Fuels follow-up
Classic Chevrolet says it expects to commence sales of the 2015 bi-fuel Impala, ‘America’s first production bi-fuel full-size sedan,’ this summer.
Classic Chevrolet is promoting bi-fuel Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, which have a range of more than 650 miles.