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August 9, 2000

Ford Motor Company Recognized by American Lung Association of Minnesota

Ford Motor Company was recognized today by the American Lung Association of Minnesota (ALAMN) as its newest member in the Clean Air Fuels Education (CAFE) Alliance for the company's proactive effort to produce cleaner, more environment-friendly technologies.

The CAFE Alliance is a public education and awareness campaign aimed at encouraging consumers to choose cleaner vehicle technologies and fuels. To be recognized under CAFE, a product must demonstrate air quality benefits that exceed current federal and state clean air requirements. Koch Petroleum, which produces Blue Plant low-sulfur gasoline, and the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, which promotes the use of E85 fuel and flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), are also CAFE members. Ultimately, wider use of these products will reduce tailpipe emissions and lessen the impact on our environment and health.

"Ford offers the Clean Air Choice," stated Gerald Orr, ALAMN Chief Executive Officer. "We welcome Ford into the CAFE Alliance for their work in reducing emissions. By the end of 2000, Ford will have spent nearly $500,000 in Minnesota on marketing low-emission FFVs and helping to expand the E85 fueling network. They are committed to increasing fuel economy and lowering tailpipe emissions of all of their products -- ahead of government mandates."

Minnesotans will begin seeing a bigger Ford presence in marketing of E85-powered flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) and other environment-friendly options. Ford offers consumers the widest variety of clean fuel vehicles and low-emission gasoline-only options. In model year 2001, all 3.0-L, 2-valve, Taurus and all 4.0-L, 2-door Explorer and Sport Trac models will be E85-capable. In 1999-2000, all 3.0-L Ranger pickups were FFVs. E85 is a clean, renewable-based blend of 85% ethanol and just 15% petroleum. A growing number of retail outlets in Minnesota now offer E85.

In addition to gains in sport utility vehicle (SUV) fuel efficiency announced last week by president/CEO Jac Nasser, Ford has voluntarily made all its 2000 F-Series pickups low-emission vehicle (LEV) certified. They did the same with all 1999 SUVs and Windstar minivans. Presently, more than 2.5 million Ford vehicles traveling U.S. roadways meet the federal government's LEV requirement years ahead of regulatory timetables.


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