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GM selects PSI as alternative fuel vehicle partner

General Motors (GM) selected Power Solutions International (PSI) to serve as its alternative fuel specialty vehicle modifier in North America.

The agreement authorizes PSI to perform alternative fuel conversions, including propane and natural gas (CNG) options, on a range of GM specialty vehicles for fleet, commercial and retail markets.

GM vehicles covered by the agreement include Silverado and Sierra 2500HD and 3500HD pickups, Express and Savana passenger vans, cargo vans and commercial cutaway vehicles and low-cab forward 3500HD and 4500HD trucks. PSI plans to begin taking orders before Jan. 1, 2017.

“We’re very excited about this latest agreement with GM and the on-road opportunities that it unlocks for us,” says Gary Winemaster, PSI’s chairman and CEO. “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 upfitter for GM’s re-entry into the medium duty truck business.”

The companies signed a multi-year supply agreement in 2013 enabling PSI to sell GM 4.8-liter and 6.0-liter engines and 4L90E transmissions to on-road markets, PSI says. Under the new agreement, GM customers will be able to maintain their OEM powertrain warranties with the PSI alternative fuel conversions.

PSI designs, engineers and manufactures emissions-certified alternative fuel and conventional power systems.