Super ultra-low emission vehicle

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Super ultra-low emissions vehicle (SULEV) is a U.S. classification for passenger vehicle emissions. The classification is based on producing 90% fewer emissions than the average gasoline powered vehicle.[1] The SULEV standard is stricter than the standard for LEV (Low Emission Vehicle) and ULEV (Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle), however not as strict as PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) which meets the SULEV standard for tailpipe emissions, but has zero instead of reduced evaporative emissions.[2]

Examples[edit]

Honda Insight

Examples of vehicles delivering SULEV emissions performance include:

Tax incentives[edit]

In California, manufacturers of SULEVs can be given a partial credit for producing a Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) and so a vehicle of this type can be administratively designated as a Partial Zero-Emission Vehicle (PZEV). In order to qualify as a PZEV, a vehicle must meet the SULEV standard and, in addition, have zero evaporative emissions from its fuel system plus a 15-year/150,000 mi (241,402 km) warranty on its emission-control components.

In the case of hybrid vehicles this warranty is extended to the electric propulsion components (electric motor/generator/starter, battery, inverter, controls) and their mechanical interface to the driveline - potentially a distinct advantage to the owner of such vehicle.

See California AB 1493 [1].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://alternativefuels.about.com/od/glossary/g/SULEV.htm
  2. ^ http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11297_7-6729563-5.html
  3. ^ http://www.honda.com/newsandviews/article.aspx?id=280-en
  4. ^ http://www.insightcentral.net/KB/compare/emissions.html
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 9 February 2016.
  6. ^ https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/asset.download.document.pdf.html/content/dam/fordmedia/North%20America/US/2015_Specs/2015_Focus_Specs.pdf
  7. ^ http://consumerguideauto.howstuffworks.com/2011-bmw-3-series-4dr-sdn-328i-xdrive-awd-sulev.htm
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 April 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  9. ^ http://www.greencarcongress.com/2011/11/volt-20111117.html
  10. ^ http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-green/blogs/cars-transportation/5642
  11. ^ http://www.vw.com/models/jetta/
  12. ^ http://www.jdpower.com/cars/MINI/Cooper%20Hardtop%204%20Door/2016
  13. ^ "2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Product Information | Toyota". Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  14. ^ "3 Things You Didn't Know About the 2018 Highlander Hybrid". www.smarttoyota.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.

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