September 20, 2007

Chevrolet unveils fuel-cell SUVs for real-world use in New York

New York, New York – General Motors will unveil a fleet of fuel-cell Chevrolet Equinox SUVs at the 18th annual ECOFEST 2007 environmental show in New York City on September 30. The 100 hydrogen vehicles are part of a two-year pilot project that gets underway at the beginning of 2008 in the city.

The event will also include a display of the Saturn Aura, powered by a hybrid gasoline-electric system.

“We believe ECOFEST is a great place to show New Yorkers that General Motors is the leader in fuel-saving technology,” says Scott Mackie, GM Northeast General Manager. “Chevrolet already offers customers eight 2007 models that get 30 miles per gallon or better in estimated EPA highway driving, and GM has built more than two million FlexFuel cars and trucks that can run on gasoline or a blend of renewable ethanol in E85 fuel. But we’re not stopping there. Chevy’s plug-in electric Volt captured the world’s fascination, and the Equinox Fuel Cell takes electric vehicles a step beyond batteries.”

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