Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced that by late 2001 most of its worldwide line-up of gasoline general purpose engines will meet the world's most stringent emissions levels of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Phase 2 emission standards for the final phase in the year 2006. Honda will begin to phase in the new, cleaner engines this year. By late 2001, Honda will achieve the EPA emissions level throughout most of its gasoline general purpose engine lineup -- reducing hydrocarbon and nitrogen oxide exhaust emissions by 30% compared to 1995 levels. All Honda Class 1 engines (100 - 225cm cubed) will meet EPA Phase 2 emissions levels six years prior to the required EPA compliance date. All Honda Class 2 engines (225cm cubed and larger) will meet the EPA final emissions levels four years prior to the requirement.