The industrial engine market is far ahead of the truck and passenger car markets in the use of propane and natural gas, so GM Powertrain has built all of its industrial engines to have the capability of being fueled with propane or natural gas. Propane and natural gas have higher octane ratings than gasoline, but they also have lower lubricity, so engines must be designed specifically to handle these fuels.
GM Powertrain incorporates special features into its industrial engines to ensure long, efficient engine life, no matter what the choice of fuel.
Our engines pass the test in situations where reliability is often a matter of life or death. GM engines in industrial applications run emergency generators and backup systems for FAA air traffic control, critical care nursing facilities and wireless telecommunications towers. When the power goes out, we stay on.
All GM Powertrain engine plants are compliant with the ISO/TS-16949 Standards.