GM Provides Hybrid Buses and Pickups to GOP Convention
NEW YORK - The 2004 Republican National Convention today announced General Motors (GM) will serve as the Official Transportation Provider for the four-day convention at New York City's Madison Square Garden. As the Official Transportation Provider, GM will provide a fleet of electric-hybrid buses, hybrid pickup trucks and several other highly efficient vehicles to support the 2004 Republican National Convention.
"I am pleased to announce that General Motors will serve as the Official Transportation Provider for our party's first-ever convention in New York City," said Bill Harris, Chief Executive Officer for the 2004 Republican National Convention. "GM's transportation services will be invaluable to our guests' convention experience and ensure that delegates and visitors can move smoothly and successfully around the city."
GM will provide the 2004 Republican National Convention with eight buses using GM's hybrid propulsion technology, several of the world's first full-size hybrid pickup trucks, and more than 200 cars from across the GM line of brands. GM's hybrid pickups and bus propulsion system are the first produced by an American automaker.
"We want the delegates, party officials and American citizens to know and be proud of the fact that America's largest manufacturer is a leading provider of advanced technology and fuel efficient vehicles," said Elizabeth Lowery, GM vice president of Environment and Energy. "The Republican National Convention is a tremendous opportunity for GM to showcase the contributions it has made to the American economy and culture over the past 100 years, and to educate people about the groundbreaking advances in fuel economy and new technologies GM is making."
Among the vehicles that GM is providing to the conventions are the world's first roadworthy commercial hybrid buses, which provide significant fuel savings and emissions reductions, and the world's first full-size hybrid pickup trucks. GM also will showcase the fuel-saving advanced technologies it is applying to high-volume production vehicles.
The 2004 Republican National Convention will be held for the first time ever in New York City at Madison Square Garden from August 30 - September 2, 2004. Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to visit the city for the occasion. For more information about the 2004 Republican National Convention, please visit our website at www.gopconvention.com. For more information about GM visit www.gm.com.
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