Granholm Sets Sights on Hybrid Electric Car Jobs

New Michigan governor wants to see state become HEV leader.

Published: 07-Jan-2003

DETROIT -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm plans to talk to top General Motors Corp. officials about promoting GM's home state as a leader in the sale and production of new hybrid electric cars.

"It is something the governor is very interested in," Granholm spokeswoman Mary Dettloff said. "She's interested in doing whatever the state can to help bring these technology-based jobs to Michigan."

GM announced at the North American International Auto Show here Monday that it hopes to sell about one million hybrid vehicles a year by 2007. A hybrid vehicle uses a gasoline engine and an electric motor, boosting the vehicle's fuel economy by as much as 50 percent.

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