NaturalDrive obtains MY 2011 California and EPA Certification for CNG vans; proprietary calibrations integrated into GM OEM program
NaturalDrive has obtained model year 2011 certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its dedicated compressed natural gas (CNG) alternative fuel system for General Motors full-size vans. (Earlier post.)
This certification meets California’s SULEV emission standard for vehicles of this weight class and provides laboratory data showing 21% reduction in CO2 greenhouse gas emissions as compared to gasoline operation.
NaturalDrive’s certification incorporates all Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans of 8600 to 9900 GVWR, including the 135" wheelbase cargo vans which are integrated with dedicated CNG fuel systems offered by GM to its fleet customers and carrying full warranty coverage as previously announced.
GM announced in May that it would offer a one-source van CNG option, allowing its customers to focus on their business rather than on contracting the conversion of their vehicles.