Chevrolet has gone green in a completely unexpected way. The automaker recently announced a “Back to the Future”-like 2015 Bi-fuel Chevy Impala that converts trash to fuel, just like Marty McFly’s time-traveling Delorean—minus the DeLorean’s traveling perks.
The bi-fuel Impala, which was created by Cleveland-based Quasar Energy Group, can run on leftovers, table scraps, and a multitude of other organic wastes. This waste is used to produce a renewable energy source known as biogas, which in turn produces methane gas. With this methane gas, the Impala is able to create Renewable Natural Gas, which is a direct replacement for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
Much of the waste used to create the bi-fuel Impala’s fuel comes from Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, after it has been macerated in the InSinkErator Grind2Energy garbage disposal. If you are worried about being able to find CNG fuel, don’t worry—the Impala was made bi-fuel specifically to drive on gasoline when CNG fuel is not available.
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General Motors has released the EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon and they will both offer segment-leading numbers for V-6 midsize pickups. Both trucks beat their competitors with V-6 engines and automatic transmissions by 3 to 5 mpg.
“The all-new 2015 GMC Canyon adds segment-leading fuel economy to its winning resume,” said Kenn Bakowski, Canyon marketing manager, in a statement. “Innovations such as available active grille shutters combine with an aerodynamic design in a smaller, more maneuverable package to set a new standard for fuel economy in midsize trucks.”
Both trucks will use the same engines and have the same fuel economy ratings. For the 3.6-liter V-6 with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing, two-wheel drive models are rated at 18 mpg city, 26 mpg highway, and 21 mpg combined. 4×4 models get 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 20 mpg combined.
What do you think of the Colorado and Canyon fuel economy? Are you looking forward to saving money at the pump?