DANBURY, Conn., May 15, 2007 — Praxair, Inc. joined General Motors Corp today in making history by providing hydrogen for the Chevy Sequel, "the world's most technologically advanced automobile." The Chevy Sequel became the first fuel cell vehicle in the world to achieve 300 miles range without refueling, on public roads, in real-world conditions, while producing zero emissions. Praxair produced the hydrogen at its Niagara Falls facility using hydropower, a clean, renewable source of energy.
"This is a natural extension of our decade-long support of hydrogen fuel research and development and we are happy to have supported GM in achieving this milestone," said Mark Harmata, vice president, energy and services business for Praxair's North American Industrial Gases business unit.
Praxair, a leading hydrogen supplier, supports the fuel cell industry. By participating in key demonstration projects, Praxair provides its customers with reliable and cost-competitive hydrogen supply necessary to move this technology forward.
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the annual global industry sales leader for 76 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 280,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2006, nearly 9.1 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. More information on GM can be found at www.gm.com.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2006 sales of $8.3 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.