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EPA ADMINISTRATOR AND ENERGY SECRETARY TO ANNOUNCE FUEL ECONOMY LEADERS FOR MODEL YEAR 2003

Release Date: 10/24/2002
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FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2002
EPA ADMINISTRATOR AND ENERGY SECRETARY
TO ANNOUNCE FUEL ECONOMY LEADERS FOR MODEL YEAR 2003
Cathy Milbourn 202-564-7824/milbourn.cathy@epa.gov



EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham surrounded by new models of highly fuel-efficient automobiles, will announce fuel economy leaders for 2003 as they unveil the newest edition of the web-based Fuel Economy Guide. Also on display will be alternative fuel models. Together these vehicles will highlight efforts to reduce the nation’s dependence on imported petroleum and strengthen national security.

Administrator Whitman and Secretary Abraham will view an exhibit of the automobiles on display.

The Fuel Economy Guide, produced in partnership with DOE and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, features interactive fuel economy, emissions, and safety data for model year 2003 vehicles, as well as gas pricing information and fuel-saving tips for drivers who are looking to go the extra mile.

WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham


WHAT: Announcement of Model Year 2003 Fuel Economy Leaders and unveiling of
Fuel Economy Guide 2003

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2002, 1:00 p.m. (tour of exhibit) followed by press availability

WHERE: Department of Energy, L’Enfant Plaza (outdoors)
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Metro Stop: L’Enfant Plaza or Smithsonian

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