May 2006


University of Toledo joins EPA research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the University of Toledo signed a cooperative agreement worth $1 million to develop advanced vehicle technology that will maximize fuel economy benefits and minimize emissions. EPA is providing $450,000 and the University of Toledo will cost share in support of the three-year agreement.

The cooperative agreement will focus on improving the components of a unique hybrid that uses a hydraulic system as a secondary power source onboard the vehicle. The hydraulic components will be optimized for smooth and quiet operation, high fuel efficiency, and low emissions.

For more information about the cooperative agreement with University of Toledo, visit


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