General Motors has chosen Power Solutions International (PSI) as its alternative-fuel specialty vehicle modifier in North America, authorizing the company to convert GM vehicles for alternative fuels such as natural gas and propane.
Vehicles covered by the agreement include Silverado and Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickup trucks, Express and Savana vans and commercial cutaway vehicles, and well as low cab forward 3500HD and 4500HD trucks.
PSI will take orders for modifications before the end of the year.
“We’re very excited about this latest agreement with GM and the on-road opportunities that it unlocks for us,” Gary Winemaster, PSI’s chairman and CEO, said. “It demonstrates GM’s confidence in PSI and makes us an integral part of its renewed effort in the alternative-fuel pickup, van, cutaway and light-duty truck markets. We’re also positioned to get in on the ground floor as an up-fitter for GM’s reentry into the medium-duty truck business.”
PSI has worked with GM on various projects since 1996.
Under the new agreement, GM customers can maintain their OEM powertrain warranties even with the PSI alternative-fuel conversions. PSI will be responsible for validating EPA / CARB certification for the converted vehicles, as well as handling warranty, service and aftermarket sales for the conversions.
Alternative-fuel conversions are increasingly popular among companies with sustainability goals and in states with alternative fuel initiatives such as California.
“We see fleets looking for vertically integrated alternative-fuel engine solutions where solutions can come from one provider. That is what PSI can provide. This puts us in a good position to become a market leader in the industry,” Winemaster said.