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CHEVROLET'S NEW YORK AUTO SHOW EXHIBIT FEATURES ALTERNATE FUEL VEHICLES

CHEVROLET'S NEW YORK AUTO SHOW EXHIBIT FEATURES ALTERNATE FUEL VEHICLES
 NEW YORK, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Chevrolet's New York Auto Show exhibit offers a sneak preview of two alternate fuel vehicles that New Yorkers will be able to buy soon.
 The exhibit consists of a Chevrolet Lumina coupe which runs on methanol/gasoline and a full-size pickup which uses compressed natural gas (CNG).
 "With these two vehicles, Chevrolet is taking the lead among auto manufacturers in bringing alternate fuel technology to the marketplace in both cars and trucks," said Chevrolet General Manager Jim C. Perkins. "We're aiming for improved air quality and energy self-sufficiency at the same time."
 Variable Fuel Vehicle Chevrolet Lumina
 Production of the first 1,200 of the Variable Fuel Vehicle (VFV) Chevrolet Luminas began April 13. Destined initially for the California market, the VFV Luminas are the first methanol/gasoline vehicles ever offered for sale to the public in the United States. The cars are expected to be offered in the New York area sometime in the 1993 model year.
 The VFV Lumina cuts smog-forming emissions significantly. It runs on M85 methanol fuel, 100 percent unleaded gasoline, or any mixture of the two fuels.
 The VFV Luminas are certified federally, and will operate in California with an experimental permit from the Air Resources Board valid for the life of the vehicle.
 M85 is a liquid and thus an attractive vehicle fuel that's as easily refueled as gasoline, and which has the potential to be a leading alternative to petroleum fuels. It has a higher octane rating than conventional gasolines, and it could be produced from domestic resources.
 The vehicles are covered by GM's regular three-year, 36,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty with no deductible.
 Chevy Full-Size Pickup -- Compressed Natural Gas
 Chevrolet began building full-size pickups equipped to run on CNG in early April. They are initially available only to fleet users.
 The first of 1,400 Chevrolet CNG units will be C2500 (3/4-ton) regular cab, two-wheel-drive pickups with an 8-foot box, and rated at 7200 lbs. GVW. They will be delivered to customers with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and a so-called "dedicated" fuel system, one designed to run solely on CNG. The trucks will be equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission and air conditioning.
 "In addition, by the mid-nineties, Chevrolet will be selling a truck engine optimized specifically for gaseous fuels," said Perkins. "That engine is currently under development, and will benefit from the gaseous fuel technology now being used on converted gasoline engines."
 The primary advantage of CNG is that there is an ample supply of natural gas in the United States, so use of CNG contributes to U.S. energy security. CNG also has some emissions advantages because its combustion produces less smog-forming chemicals.
 The CNG truck will be emissions-certified federally and in California. The vehicle will carry GM's regular three-year, 36,000- mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty with no deductible.
 Additionally, Chevrolet has had a regular production option since the beginning of the year that provides a 5.7 liter V8 gasoline engine for various trucks that is specifically designed for aftermarket conversion to either CNG or liquified petroleum gas. Like the dedicated CNG truck engine, the 5.7 liter engine has specially altered internal components -- such as valves, valve seats and piston rings -- to accommodate the use of gaseous fuels.
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 /CONTACT: J. David Hudgens of Chevrolet, 313-492-8846/
 (GM) CO: General Motors Corp. ST: New York, Michigan IN: AUT SU: PDT


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