February 14, 2006

GM delivers first of 16 hybrid trucks to City of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario – The City of Toronto has received the first of sixteen Chevrolet Silverado hybrid trucks for use in various city departments and the Toronto Zoo.

“A clean and beautiful city is one of our council’s top priorities and the greening of our fleet is among the many steps we’re taking to accomplish that,” said Toronto mayor David Miller. “These sixteen hybrid trucks, offering ten per cent better fuel economy, are an important step in the first phase of our transition to cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles. These trucks join the eleven we purchased from GM in 2004 which have served us well.”

The remaining trucks will be delivered later in the week. The Silverado hybrid’s on-board batteries and hybrid system can also be used to power four 120-volt outlets, allowing workers to run accessories and power tools without the need for a portable generator.

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