On September 29, 1993, President Clinton and Vice President Gore joined with the Chief Executive Officers of the major domestic automakers to announce the formation of a historic new partnership aimed at strengthening U.S. competitiveness by developing technologies for a new generation of vehicles that will deliver up to three times the fuel efficiency and cost no more to own and operate than comparable 1994 family sedans. At the same time the new vehicles must provide the same performance, interior space, and utility as comparable 1994 vehicles and meet all applicable safety and emissions requirements. Under the auspices of the partnership, industry and government engineering teams have launched groundbreaking research and development efforts to attain three specific but interrelated goals: 1) significantly improve national competitiveness in manufacturing; 2) implement commercially viable innovations from ongoing research in conventional vehicles; and 3) develop vehicles that can achieve up to three times the fuel efficiency of comparable 1994 family sedans.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This document is a revision of the program plan originally released by Vice President Gore at the Automotive Technology symposium on July 27, 1994.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Commerce

    PNGV Secretariat, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20230
  • Publication Date: 1995-11-29


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00723635
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-042 157
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 10 1996 12:00AM