February 10, 2006

Desjardins General Insurance offers discount for hybrid vehicles

Levis, Quebec – Desjardins General Insurance, the property and casualty insurance arm of Canada’s largest cooperative financial group, has introduced an additional 10 per cent discount on automobile insurance premiums for hybrid vehicles.

The discount is part of the Desjardins Group’s sustainable development policy, adopted in October 2005. “Under the circumstances, promoting the use of vehicles that have both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor is certainly a worthwhile strategy for reducing environmentally-damaging gas emissions,” says Jude Martineau, President and CEO of Desjardins General Insurance. “As a member of Desjardins Group, we are aware of the importance of being forward-thinking, especially in the social, economic and environmental choices we make. And as an insurer, we are proud to contribute to these efforts in our own way.”

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