1PM EDT: EPA Administrator Media Call to Release New Findings on Fuel Economy Trends

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WASHINGTON -- Today, at 1 p.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will hold a media conference call to announce the 2014 Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends Report. The report is the authoritative reference for carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and powertrain trends for new personal vehicles in the United States, providing a “progress report” on auto manufacturers’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel economy. The report also compares automakers’ fuel economy performance in model year 2013.

Under President Obama’s leadership, the EPA and the Department of Transportation issued joint greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2012-2025 that will effectively double fuel economy while saving families an estimated to be $8,000 over the lifetime of a 2025 car or truck.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 8, 1 p.m. EDT

WHO: Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator

WHAT: Press conference call on the EPA 2014 Fuel Economy Trends Report

HOW: Media interested in participating should dial-in at 12:50 p.m. Participants will be asked to provide their name, affiliation and email. When the call opens up, the operator will provide instructions on how to ask a question. To participate, please call 888-217-1175 and give the conference ID number 17164217. The name of the call is “2014 Fuel Economy Trends Call.”

The Trends Report will be available at 1pm EDT at: www.epa.gov/otaq/fetrends.htm

***THIS CALL IS FOR CREDENTIALED NEWS MEDIA ONLY***

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