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MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to Host the 2014 Vehicle Technology Showcase in Michigan Thursday

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WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting the 2014 Vehicle Technology Showcase in Ann Arbor, Mich., to highlight the advanced technology that auto manufacturers are developing to increase fuel economy and reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions. The EPA will also present the 2014 Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Fuel Economy Trends Report, the authoritative reference for carbon dioxide emissions, fuel economy and powertrain trends for new personal vehicles in the United States. The report also compares automakers’ fuel economy performance in model year 2013.

WHEN: 
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

WHERE:
National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory
2565 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

AGENDA:

12 p.m.
Lab tour for press hosted by David Haugen, Director of EPA’s Testing and Advanced Technology Division

1 p.m.
Welcome by Christopher Grundler, Director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality

Display of advanced technology vehicles and components, including electric vehicles, hybrid, clean diesel, gasoline direct injection, alternative fuels and stop-start technologies

2:30 p.m.
Keynote remarks by Janet McCabe, Acting Assistant Administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation

Overview of the 2014 Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends Report

3 p.m.
EPA-moderated panel discussion on clean car innovations. Panelists include representatives from Mazda, Tesla, The Natural Resource Defense Council, Borg Warner and The International Council on Clean Transportation.

RSVP: Media should register by emailing stclair.christie@epa.gov

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