Desjardins Offers Fuel-Efficient Vehicle Owners a Discount

Lévis, Quebec, August 30, 2010 – Desjardins General Insurance, Quebec’s number 1 insurer, is once again showing its strong commitment to sustainable development by launching the new Green Discount in Quebec. This discount allows fuel-efficient vehicle owners to reduce their automobile insurance premium by 10%.

The Green Discount is available for all new insurance quotes for fuel-efficient vehicles. To be eligible, vehicles must meet fuel-efficiency criteria set by Desjardins General Insurance based on the Fuel Consumption Guide published by National Resources Canada. Owners of fuel-efficient vehicles already insured with Desjardins General Insurance will automatically get the Green Discount when their policy renews.

For Desjardins General Insurance, Quebec’s leading insurer and a socially responsible company, the launch of the Green Discount is confirmation of the company’s commitment to doing its part for the environment. “We’re very proud to have developed a product that rewards our clients’ responsible attitude and good driving habits. We will continue to focus on sustainable development in the coming years,” says Denis Dubois, Vice-President of Market Development.

Increased Discount for Hybrid Vehicles

There is also good news for hybrid vehicle owners, who previously benefited from a 10% discount on their automobile insurance premium. With the Green Discount, they will now enjoy savings of 15%.

About Desjardins General Insurance

Desjardins General Insurance, Quebec’s leading P&C insurer, is a subsidiary of Desjardins General Insurance Group and a member of Desjardins Group. DGI sells home and auto insurance products to individuals and businesses through the largest network of agents in Quebec.

About Desjardins Group

Desjardins Group is the largest cooperative financial group in Canada and the sixth largest in the world, with assets of more than $173 billion. Drawing on the strength of its caisse network in Quebec and Ontario, and its subsidiaries across Canada, it offers a full range of financial products and services to its 5.8 million members and clients. Desjardins specializes in Wealth Management and Life and Health Insurance, in Property and Casualty Insurance, in Personal Services, and in Business and Institutional Services. As one of the largest employers in the country, Desjardins is supported by the skills of its 42,200 employees and the commitment of over 6,200 elected officers. For more information, visit