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Media Advisory: Million-dollar partnership to increase fuel economy and cut emissions

Release Date: 03/23/2006
Contact Information: Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4455, William Omohundro, (312) 353-8254,

WHAT: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the University of Toledo will announce a three-year cooperative agreement worth about $1 million to improve and optimize hydraulic hybrid vehicle components to maximize fuel economy benefits and minimize emissions. EPA will contribute up to $450,000 toward the agreement.

WHO: Rep. Marcy Kaptur, 9th District of Ohio; Christopher Grundler, deputy director of EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality; and Dan Johnson, president of the University of Toledo.

WHEN: Friday, March 24, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: University of Toledo, Nitschke Auditorium, Toledo, Ohio.

A demonstration of an EPA hydraulic hybrid truck will follow the event.

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