zero-emission vehicle


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ze′ro-emis′sion ve′hicle


n.
a vehicle, as an automobile, that does not directly produce atmospheric pollutants. Abbr.: ZEV
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There are currently very few hydrogen filling stations in Britain, and until the infrastructure improves, the most feasible zero-emission vehicle choice for most people will be all-electric models such as the Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model S.
The four Leaf units being used as rental cars on weekends and holidays will allow more people to experience the 100 percent electric, zero-emission vehicle, said Nissan, based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Nissan LEAF, is the world's first affordable, 100% electric, zero-emission vehicle. The vehicle's motor produces up to 80 kW of power and 280Nm of torque, enough for a maximum speed of 140 km/h.
The France-Japanese car giant has made alliances with 27 governments, cities and organisations worldwide in the hope that they will become world leaders in zero-emission vehicle technology.
WITH the cost of fuel continuing to rise, van drivers are now paying an average of pounds 1,250 a year more on diesel compared with last year, which is more than the total cost of charging a Coventrybuilt Modec zero-emission vehicle for a year.
The aim of the concept car is to "demonstrate that a zero-emission vehicle can also be fun to drive", according to the Worcestershire-based company.
The US Environmental Protection Agency last week approved regulation amendments adopted by the California Air Resources Board in 2003 that will allow manufacturers to produce fuel cell vehicles to meet zero-emission vehicle requirements in California and 10 other states.
Over the next three years, GM will give the vehicles to California businesses and charitable organizations so the automaker can earn zero-emission vehicle credits, which are counted toward the state's goal of getting more enviromentally friendly vehicles on the road.
And here's some bad news for the rest of us: Many states' electricity "deregulation" schemes are essentially the same as California's, and several states have adopted zero-emission vehicle programs based on California's.
General Motors, Ford, DaimlerChrysler and other auto makers are among the main developers of the zero-emission vehicle.

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