Largest Automaker Going Hybrid

GM to introduce gas-and-electric cars, trucks, SUVs.

Published: 07-Jan-2003

DETROIT -- In one of the clearest signs yet that hybrid cars may be going mainstream, General Motors Corp. plans to offer a variety of the gas-and-electric powered vehicles over the next four years.

The plan by the world's biggest automaker, announced Monday, includes hybrid models for cars, pickups and sport utility vehicles.

GM's new strategy sends a clear signal that auto executives are starting to consider energy-efficient hybrids as potentially viable offerings to the mainstream motoring public.

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