General Motors Looking To Cut Engine Lineup By 40 Percent, Add CNG Capability
Akerson is looking to reduce the number of engines offered by 40 percent, telling the Tribune
“Now that we have gone from eight car brands before bankruptcy, we look to do the same with engines,”
The issue of natural gas powerplants was also discussed briefly, with Akerson touting the low cost of natural gas and emerging technology to extract natural gas from shale rock formations. Akerson has previously said that dual-fuel CNG/gasoline engines are the way to go due to a lack of CNG infrastructure, but a national energy policy mandating “…a gas station that offers CNG every three or four blocks…” would help.