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Leavitt Showcases Newest Generation of Clean Cars and Fuels

Release Date: 01/23/2004
Contact Information:


John Millett 202-564-7842 / millett.john@epa.gov


(01/23/2004) - Starting with the 2004 model year, automakers have gone beyond EPA’s “Tier 2” requirements for the number of cars and trucks that meet tough new tailpipe emission standards. At the same time, fuel refiners are producing and supplying cleaner gas and diesel – helping Tier 2 vehicles run 77-95 percent cleaner. EPA Administrator Leavitt will join representatives of automakers and fuel companies to present the new cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans that use new low-sulfur fuels.


Who: Mike Leavitt, EPA Administrator
Gary Heminger, President of Marathon Ashland Petroleum
Susan Cischki, Vice-President of Ford, Environmental and Safety Engineering
Toshiaki Taguchi, President Toyota Motor, North America

What: Recognition of auto and fuel companies for meeting and going beyond EPA’s clean vehicle and fuel standards.
On display: 17 cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans; and the technologies and fuels that make them run cleaner.

When: Monday, January 26, 2004
10 a.m. EST

Where: Ronald Reagan Building, Atrium Hall
Federal Triangle
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
Metro: Take Orange/Blue lines to Federal Triangle Exit and proceed to Ronald Reagan Building.