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6 Trivia Facts about the Chevrolet Express Van
- After the devastation of typhoon Sandy, a mobile response fleet composed of 24 Chevrolet Express Vans was released by Habitat for Humanity to help in the rebuilding efforts in New York and New Jersey. These vans were donated by General Motors to assist in the group's rehabilitation efforts. Every Express Van was loaded with tools and equipment that would be used by local communities and volunteers for clean-up and rebuilding. Habitat for Humanity is an international non-government organization known for its housing projects. It operates in North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and South America.
- In January of 2012, AT&T purchased 1,200 Chevrolet Express Vans to be used in their service centers around the country. All of these vans are powered by compressed natural gas, a small part of the company's plan to make greater use of alternative-fuel vehicles. About $565 million will be invested to create a fleet of about 15,000 vehicles; this program is projected to take about 10 years to complete.
- Before the Chevrolet Express Van came to be, a concept vehicle of the same name was developed in 1987. This futuristic car was made of light carbon fiber and was equipped with a gas turbine engine. This combination of low weight and immense power allowed the car to reach speeds of up to 150 miles an hour. The car played a small role in Back to the Future Part 2 as one of the cars used by the people living in 2015.
- A limited edition Express LT was released in the past. It sported a Bose sound system, two flat panel televisions, and a high-tech movie and stereo system. Sales of the vehicle were halted around 2003.
- The Chevrolet Express played significant roles in a number of movies and television shows. Such movies and shows include Sons of Anarchy (2008-2013), Shipping Wars (2012-2013), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), and Leverage (2008-2012).
- The Chevrolet Express and its GMC equivalent, the Savana, are two of the most popular full-sized vans in America today, holding about 44.8% of the market for such vehicles.