Super ultra-low emission vehicle
Super ultra-low emission vehicle (SULEV) is a U.S. classification for passenger vehicle emissions. The classification is based on producing 90% less emissions than an equivalent gasoline-powered vehicle. SULEV is a stricter standard than LEV (Low Emission Vehicle) and ULEV (Ultra-Low Emission Vehicle), however not as strict as PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle).
Examples of vehicles delivering SULEV emissions performance include:
- Honda Accord 2000-? 
- Honda Insight (CVT transmission models only)
- Honda Civic Hybrid CVT transmission models only, AT-PZEV available in certain states
- Honda Civic GX Natural Gas
- Toyota Prius
- Ford Focus SULEV 
- BMW SULEV 128i, 328i, 325i, 325Ci, and 325iT
- Subaru PZEV Vehicles beginning with 2008 year models including Forester, Outback and Legacy
- Chevrolet Volt
- Hyundai Elantra
- Lexus CT200h
- Kia Forte
- Volkswagen Jetta
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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.
- US emission standard
- California Air Resources Board
- Car dealership
- Ultra Low Emission Vehicle
- Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle
- Zero-emission vehicle
|Wikibooks has a book on the topic of: California AB 1493|
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