General Motors China ( announced the first joint hybrid bus program with Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. Group (SAIC) for China. The world's largest automaker is showcasing a range of near, mid- and long-term solutions for cleaner, sustainable transportation at the world's premier clean vehicle event in Shanghai in October. GM's broad range of advanced automotive technologies, which dramatically reduce emissions and improve efficiency, includes the revolutionary Hy-wire and HydroGen3 hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, and a parallel hybrid pickup. Phil Murtaugh, Chairman and CEO of the General Motors China Group, says GM is helping drive the development of a sustainable automotive industry in China through mutually beneficial partnerships by leveraging GM's century of technological advances to improve the performance, efficiency and emissions of vehicles in China. GM's strategy is to initially apply hybrid technology in high-volume and high fuel-consumption vehicles such as mass transit buses. GM's hybrid bus project will help Shanghai explore alternatives that have the potential to greatly impact its public transportation system.