Ontario Power Generation and General Motors Canada work together to promote electric cars

    TORONTO, Sept. 18 /CNW/ - Ontario Power Generation (OPG) and General
Motors Canada (GMC) are working together to drive home the message that
plug-in electric cars are on the horizon, and they will be powered by an
Ontario electricity system that will be cleaner over time.
    This message is the central theme of a two month Ontario-based
advertising campaign that launched yesterday. The campaign features a
30-second TV commercial showcasing the environmental benefits of plug-in
electric vehicles. The TV ads are supplemented by print, billboard and
internet advertising that features the upcoming Chevrolet Volt Extended Range
Electric Vehicle.
    The Volt is designed to be recharged overnight and to operate exclusively
on electric power for up to 65 kilometres. After that point its range
extending power source - a small gasoline engine - will engage seamlessly to
recharge its batteries.
    "This collaboration is a natural fit for both GM and OPG," said OPG Chief
Nuclear Officer, Tom Mitchell. "GM is working towards a future of clean
transportation, and OPG is working towards a future of dramatically reduced
greenhouse gas emissions, with our reliance on nuclear and hydroelectric
    "We are delighted that OPG is highlighting the great environmental
potential of the Chevrolet Volt" said GM of Canada Vice President of Corporate
and Environmental Affairs, David Paterson. "We look forward to working closely
with OPG as we move forward towards that reality".
    To see the new OPG ads featuring electric plug-in vehicles, go to

    Ontario Power Generation Inc. is an Ontario-based electricity generation
company whose principal business is the generation and sale of electricity in
Ontario. Our focus is on the efficient production and sale of electricity from
our generation assets, while operating in a safe, open and environmentally
responsible manner.
    GM is engineering and manufacturing advanced environmental technologies
ranging from hybrids and E85 biofuels to new plug-in electric and fuel cell
vehicles. Headquartered in Oshawa Ontario, GMCL employs more than 15,000
people nationwide. GM of Canada manufactures vehicles, vehicle powertrains,
and markets the full range of General Motors vehicles and related services
through 732 dealerships and retailers across Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Ontario Power Generation, Media Relations,
1-877-592-4008 or (416) 592-4008; GM of Canada Media Relations, (905)

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