March 19, 2004

GM begins selling hybrid pickup trucks

Ottawa, Ontario – General Motors of Canada announced that the first hybrid trucks in
the industry have been sold to fleet customers across the country. GM’s hybrid
trucks, which use an electric motor and battery to supplement the power of the
gasoline engine, are available as Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size

GM’s hybrid trucks will be sold to corporate fleets first, and will be available to
retail consumers later this year.

“The introduction of the industry’s first hybrid trucks is the next phase in our
strategy of focusing on the highest fuel consuming vehicles first,” said Michael
Grimaldi, President of General Motors of Canada. “We already have a hybrid transit
bus. We now have a hybrid truck and will soon introduce hybrid SUV’s and passenger

In his recent remarks at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the
Honourable R. John Efford, Minister of Natural Resources Canada said, “It’s very
important that we target our efforts on overall fuel savings and emission
reductions. GM’s strategy of focusing on the highest fuel consuming vehicles could
make a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

GM offers a wide range of alternate fuel vehicles including Natural Gas, E-85
Ethanol and E-10 Ethanol.

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