Ford Motor Company reports it passed the two million Low Emission
Vehicle (LEV) truck mark recently, less than one and a half years after
beginning its industry-leading environmental initiative.
Most sport-utility vehicles ((SUVs) and pickups are not mandated
to be low emission prior to the 2004 model year. However, as of the 1999
model year, all Ford SUVs are LEV and Ford Windstar minivans meet Ultra
Low Emission Vehicle standards. All Ford F-Series pickup trucks,
starting with the 2000 model year, also are LEV.
Ford’s current LEV models include Lincoln Navigator; Ford
Expedition, Explorer, Windstar, Excursion, and F-Series pickup trucks.
LEVs will emit from 43 percent to more than 50 percent fewer
smog-forming emissions than similar non-LEV vehicles.