National Geographic : 1997 Nov
Take a deep breath. Relax. Get comfortable. You are about to read some good news. Recently, Honda brought its advanced Low-Emission Vehicle (LEV) technology to everyone in America. All fifty states. Voluntarily It arrived in the form of the all-new 1998 Accord and the Civic. Both offer engines which meet California's strict Low-Emission Vehicle standard. But now you can buy one not just in California, but in Michigan. Texas. Ohio. Georgia. Wherever you live. Both cars meet a 70-percent-lower emission standard for smog-contributing non-methane organic gases than is required by the most stringent federal standard. With no performance sacrifice or cost penalty Plus, in California and specific states throughout the Northeast, we're now offering our new Accord Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV). It's the first auto certified by the California Air Resources Board as a ULEV making it the cleanest gasoline-powered production car sold in the US. Ever. That means, based on last year's sales figures, more than 60 percent of all new Accords and Civics, some 450,000 cars, will now be more environmentally friendly Historically, Honda has continually been a leader in fuel-efficiency and low-emission technology Because we always think about more than the products we make. We think about the people who use them, and the world in which they live. Which, in the end, helps us all breathe a little easier. HOTinkDA Thinking.