AT&T orders 101 CNG-powered Chevrolet Express vans: "
AT&T has ordered up 101 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 vans outfitted from the factory with General Motors' compressed natural gas (CNG) system. GM claims that the van's natural gas-capable Vortec 6.0-liter V8 engine gets a gasoline-equivalent fuel economy of 11 miles per gallon in the city and 16 mpg out on the open highway. Fuel tank capacity (illustrated above) ranges from 15.8 to 23 gasoline-equivalent gallons.
Since the Chevy Express vans come from the factory with the CNG setup already in place, they are covered by GM's three-year, 36,000-mile limited warranty and five-year, 100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty. While the Express' comprehensive warranty is no doubt one of its strengths, the steep $14,590 price tag for the optional CNG system will be seen by some as a significant drawback. The natural gas-burning Chevy Express vans will link up with the rest of AT&T's enormous fleet of vehicles within the next couple of months.
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