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Civic Hybrid First Hybrid Vehicle To Earn Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emissions Status
 Date: June 13, 2003 23:33
 Submitted by:  Tuan
 Source: Honda Press Release
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Civic Hybrid and Civic GX are first two AT-PZEV vehicles

Torrance, Calif. 06/12/2003 -- The 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid is the first-ever hybrid vehicle to earn certification as an Advanced Technology Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) from California's Air Resources Board (CARB), adding to a long list of Honda firsts in environmental technology leadership.
The 2003 Civic Hybrid, currently sold in California, is the only hybrid vehicle to achieve this stringent emissions level, producing about 90-percent fewer smog-forming engine emissions than required of a typical new vehicle. The Civic Hybrid joins the natural gas-powered Civic GX as the only two vehicles to achieve AT-PZEV status under California's Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) program. In addition to the air quality benefits provided, the Civic Hybrid contributes to energy security and reduces green house gas emissions by delivering high fuel efficiency in a five-passenger sedan.

"Honda's leadership in introducing cleaner vehicles is the result of our longstanding commitment to the development of new technologies like hybrids and fuel cells, and the introduction of these technologies to the market as early as possible," said Gunnar Lindstrom, senior manager of Alternative Fuel Vehicles at American Honda Motor Co., Inc. "We have demonstrated that near zero emission gasoline vehicles, hybrids and natural gas vehicles are each an effective path to improving air quality."

To achieve the AT-PZEV emissions classification, a vehicle must be a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) with zero evaporative emissions and must carry a 15-year/150,000-mile warranty on emissions equipment.

"This is a significant accomplishment for Honda and an important step toward cleaner air for the citizens of this state," said Alan Lloyd, chairman of California's Air Resources Board. "It speaks to Honda's commitment to technology leadership and the emphasis they have placed on reducing vehicle emissions to extremely low levels."

In keeping with the company's commitment to environmental technology leadership, Honda has consistently led the industry in meeting new emissions requirements. Every 2003 Honda model achieves Low Emissions Vehicle (LEV) status or better. Honda also has the highest Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rating among the 10 major automakers.

In December 2002, Honda introduced the FCX, the first and only hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle to receive both EPA and CARB certification for regular commercial use. The City of Los Angeles has begun a lease program for five Honda FCX vehicles, the world's first commercial application of a fuel cell vehicle.

Other Honda clean air innovations include:

Civic ULEV (September 2001) - the first mass-market vehicle sold nationwide as an Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV);
Accord SULEV (November 1999) - the first vehicle to gain Super-Ultra Low Emission Vehicle certification in California;
Insight (December 1999) - the first gasoline-electric hybrid car sold in the United States. Achieved highest EPA fuel economy rating ever and CARB SULEV status (CVT), ULEV (MT);
Civic GX (April 1998) - the natural gas-powered Civic is the cleanest internal combustion engine vehicle ever tested by the EPA;
EV Plus (May 1997) - the first application of advanced nickel-metal hydride batteries in an electric vehicle;
Accord ULEV (September 1997) - the first gasoline-powered vehicle to gain Ultra Low Emission Vehicle certification in California;
Civic (September 1995) - the first gasoline-powered vehicle to gain Low Emission Vehicle certification in California.
Civic CVCC (1975) - the world's first vehicle to comply with the 1970 Clean Air Act using lean burn technology that produced fewer emissions based on the enhanced performance of the engine (without a catalytic converter).
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