December 16, 1997

Dr. James Zuccehetto

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20418

Dear Jim:

I am responding to the question you and Trevor Jones raised as to whether this year's Peer Review of the PNGV program should be extended to look at Goals 1 and 2. As you know, Goal 1 covers advanced manufacturing technologies and Goal 2 covers the application of fuel economy and emission technologies to the current generation of vehicles.

The Partnership does not feel a specific, detailed review of Goals 1 and 2 is needed this year. We feel it is very important to have a thorough and thoughtful review of the Goal 3 technical programs and the technology selection decisions. Many, if not most, of the Goal 1 and 2 results are embedded in the Goal 3 projects, which we reviewed with the Peers. For these reasons we think the focus of this year's effort should continue to be on Goal 3.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistant to you on this matter,

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