GM Sells First Mild-Hybrid Pickups in Canada

Reports says company hopes to soon introduce hybrid sport-utility vehicles and passenger cars.

Published: 19-Mar-2004

OTTAWA (CP) - General Motors of Canada says it has sold its first hybrid trucks in Canada and hopes to soon introduce hybrid sport-utility vehicles and passenger cars.

The hybrid trucks run off both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor, increasing fuel economy.

"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," Michael Grimaldi, president of GM Canada, said Thursday.

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