What is Subaru PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle)?
Partial Zero Emission Vehicles are cars that are designed to reduce emissions. These vehicles are called PZEVs and they use a catalytic converter to reduce emissions. The PZEV badge is seen on certain Subaru vehicles, especially those that operate in the city. Here are some facts about this type of vehicle.
Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEVs)
The Subaru PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicle) is a unique, eco-friendly vehicle. It is a hybrid that runs on hydrogen, not fossil fuels. While not all Subaru models are PZEVs, there are several that are. These include the Impreza, Legacy, and Outback.
The Subaru PZEV reduces emissions by capturing and reburning fuel vapors from the air intake. This helps reduce emissions during cold starts. It also reprogrammes the engine control module to delay ignition timing. This feature reduces emissions by about 90%.
Subaru has been a pioneer in PZEV technology. Many other automakers have followed suit. Mazda, Volkswagen, and Honda are among the many manufacturers now selling PZEVs. But not all compact cars qualify. To make sure you are buying a PZEV-certified car, check out the Drive Clean Buying Guide.
The PZEVs are also more affordable than most other cars. Subaru Canada considers them the cleanest running gas-powered vehicles. The PZEV hardware costs about $300. They also come with extended warranties of up to 150,000 miles, which reduces maintenance costs.
Their fuel system
Subaru is known as a quirky automaker, best known for its all-wheel-drive vehicles. The company has found a following with niche audiences but hasn’t made diesels or hybrids available for the North American market. That could change with the introduction of the PZEV.
The PZEV system isn’t required in all states, and the company will charge you an additional $300 to install it. The California Air Resources Board, the nation’s leading think tank for acronym-laden vehicle requirements and politically correct environmental mumbo-jumbo, came up with the PZEV. But it wasn’t enough to get rid of the ZEV mandate.
The PZEV fuel system helps reduce emissions and maintain a smooth engine. It uses special gasoline that has lower vapor pressure. This reduces emissions from the fuel tank. The PZEV isn’t a standard for all cars, but you can find a PZEV-certified model on some Subarus. Look for the PZEV logo on the car.
Their fuel economy
Fuel economy is a measurement of how efficiently a car uses fuel. It is measured in gallons of fuel per 100 miles in the US and in liters per 100 kilometers in Europe and China. The Japanese and Europeans have been producing and selling efficient cars for years. Fuel prices in Europe are typically around $2/gallon, and many cars get excellent fuel economy. The 1979 Automobile Revue lists ten models with fuel efficiencies of 40 mpg or more.
To make cars more fuel efficient, the government has been imposing fuel economy standards on vehicles. The first CAFE standards were established in 1973, shortly after the 1973-74 oil embargo caused oil prices to triple. The Department of Transportation created the CAFE standards and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) administers and assesses them. In 2007, the CAFE standards were updated to include a credit-trading scheme that allows automakers to transfer, bank, and sell credits that can be used for future vehicle improvements.