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#1 of 84 World's Cleanest Cars
Feb 16, 2005 (12:01 pm)
Subject: 2005 - North America's Cleanest
CHANGES: The Insight used to be #1, but Honda upgraded their GX in 2004, so the GX now fills the top spot. Also new to the list is the Escape Hybrid & several Partial-Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV).
GREEN SCORE = scale from 0 to 100, where 100 = no pollution
57 Civic Natural-Gas GX cvt (SULEV-2/PZEV)
56 Insight cvt (SULEV-2)
53 Prius cvt (SULEV-2/PZEV)
51 Civic cvt (SULEV-2/PZEV)
40 Escape cvt (SULEV-2/PZEV)
44 Corolla manual (ULEV-2)
43 Echo manual (LEV-2)
42 Sentra manual (SULEV-2/PZEV)
42 Civic Lean-Burn HX manual (ULEV-1)
51 2-seat EV1 (discontinued)
51 Rav4 (discontinued)
27 = average car
#2 of 84 Another note on the GX
Feb 16, 2005 (12:10 pm)
This falls into the "Amazing But True" bin.
"If driven from California to Washington, DC, the Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle would emit fewer reactive hydrocarbons than that released by spilling a single teaspoon of gasoline."
Feb 16, 2005 (12:24 pm)
Also on same site..
Toyota Prius 53 PZEV
Accord Hybrid 40 ULEV 2
Kia Spectra 39 PZEV
Toyota Camry 38 PZEV
Accord I4 38 PZEV
Hyundai Elantra 38 PZEV
#4 of 84 Where...
Feb 17, 2005 (9:15 am)
...is the Ford Focus PZEV?
#7 of 84 Re: Where... [mirth]
Feb 19, 2005 (3:29 pm)
regarding a pzev focus, as of 2004 there was one.
for 2005, i don't think there is one available.
ford went with a smaller engine which get's a bit better mileage.
#8 of 84 Re: Where... [explorerx4]
Feb 19, 2005 (6:41 pm)
The Focus 2.0 purchased in the clean states and running on their LS gasoline is a PZEV. The same HW based car is a Tier II-Bin3 throughout the rest of the country on HS garbage. Very clean and a PZEV none-the-less. This is if you purchase the right one. There are also 2 others. A Tier II-Bin5/LEV-II for the entire country and a stinking LEV available here in Chicago and a few other large cities. This includes Milwaukee and Racine, WI., Lake County IL., Chicago, IL. Gary, IN. Atlanta, GA., and Denver, CO. The EPA lists these areas as Clean Fuel Fleet areas yet Ford (they are not the only guilty manufacturer) and others use it to dump their worst emitters I really wish Ford would get rid of these LEVís as it stinks to live in some of the larger cities in the Midwest and south and have to purchase a LEV if you decide on a Focus or whatever. It was not that long ago that the Focus 2.3 (late 03/early 04) were all PZEVís no matter where they were purchased. They did not give the non-clean fuel states the PZEV warranty of course but they were very clean none-the-less. If only they would have advertised the fact! The same problem arises with the 2.3 L Ford Escape HEV as well. A PZEV in the clean states but only a LEV in a few large cities in the Midwest and South Why, I have no idea?
Wayne R. Gerdes
#9 of 84 Engine runs on compressed air alone
Feb 22, 2005 (7:25 am)
I guess a car running on compressed air would be the cleanest car in history?
www.latimes.com/news/local/state/la-me-wheelfeb22feb22,1,2-276729- - .story?coll=la-news-state&ctrack=2&cset=true
To get that url to work, take out the space after 276279- there is no space there, it should read 2-276729-.story
Hosts, why have long urls stopped working? When I create a new message and post a long url, the url is wrong. This only started happening a couple of days ago.
#10 of 84 Re: Engine runs on compressed air alone [larsb]
Feb 22, 2005 (7:38 am)
Yes - we know. Fix will be in on 3/2.