Political indications are the budget for the Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle (PNGV) will not be halved, and may in fact end up higher than the original request in the fiscal 2001 spending bill for the Interior Department. On June 14, the House voted to cut the budget by $126.5 million for the joint government/industry program searching for a more efficient automobile (see Ward's Automotive Reports — June 19, '00 p. 4). But a Ford Motor Co. spokeswoman says she is confident it ...
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