(WXYZ) - General Motors has announced that the company will be producing a Chevy Impala sedan that will run on either gasoline or compressed natural gas.
GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson announced the bi-fuel car during an energy summit marking the 40th anniversary of the OPEC oil embargo.
According to GM, the bi-fuel Impala will be the only manufacturer-produced full size bi-fuel sedan on the market. It will go on sale next summer as part of the 2015 model year.
Akerson says the car will help reduce oil consumption and save consumers money at the pump.
“We know that U.S. energy security won’t come from a one-off moonshot,” Akerson said in a news release. “It will flow from our systematic investment in technology and innovation... our drive to get more from existing energy sources and renewables... our commitment to conservation... and it will be assured by fully and safely exploiting our shale gas reserves."
General Motors says the car will switch seamlessly from compressed natural gas to gasoline and have a total range of up to 500 miles.
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