November 15, 2007

GM to display alternative energy solutions at Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2007 in China

Shanghai, China – General Motors is demonstrating its global portfolio of advanced vehicle technologies this week in Shanghai, China at the Michelin Challenge Bibendum 2007. It is the fourth year GM has participated in the Challenge, an international forum where automakers, policymakers, media and other stakeholders discuss the future of sustainable transportation, and demonstrate current and future vehicle technologies.

GM says it is improving the efficiency of the gasoline and diesel internal combustion engine with a variety of advanced technologies, increasing production of biofuel vehicles, and developing and producing a portfolio of electrically-driven vehicles, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric extended-range vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The company says its strategy is to offer vehicles that can be powered with many different sources of energy, which is particularly important in emerging markets such as China where the unprecedented growth in motor vehicles could strain limited resources.

“GM is committed to offering sustainable transportation options to customers around the world,” said Elizabeth Lowery, GM vice president, Environment, Energy and Safety Policy. “Our participation at Challenge Bibendum gives us the opportunity to demonstrate that commitment, and also be a part of the discussion surrounding sustainability issues in the automotive industry today.”

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