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Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles. Fuck the dumb fucking dipshit who came up with that term. PZEV badges are applied to all sorts of cars today and guess what it actually means:
This vehicle category was created as part of a bargain with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), so that the automobile manufacturers could postpone producing mandated zero emission vehicles (ZEVs), which will require the production of electric vehicles or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
The vehicles constructed to meet the PZEV requirements must achieve both SULEV (Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle) exhaust emissions and zero evaporative (fuel system) emissions. The SULEV standard is designed to be even more rigorous than the Ultra standard or low-emission vehicle standard. Various techniques are used to reduce pollution in these vehicles. All emissions-related components must be warrantied for 15-years or 150,000-miles. This includes the electric propulsion components of a hybrid electric vehicle.
In other words, it's a fucking state government sponsored copout. Because your car meets CARB standards you get a little gold star! EVERY-FUCKING-ONE GETS A GOLD STAR!!!! Except for the name makes no sense at all! You can't have partially zero of anything. You have emissions or you don't. That's it. Fuck, if I turn off my car at a stop, it's now producing no emissions, can I have a ZEV credit for not leaving my car running at night?