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Zero Emission Vehicles

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Zero-emission vehicles, or ZEVs are vehicles that produce no tailpipe pollutants. Ideally the ZEVs should be powered from zero emission fuel sources (e.g. electric fuel produced from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, hydro or geothermal). Programs to increase use of ZEVs are being pursued to help reduce air pollution problems.


  • Zero Emission Vehicle Program - Air Resources Board, California EPA "Mobile sources account for well over half of the emissions which contribute to ozone and particulate matter and nearly 40 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in California. In order to meet California's health based air quality standards and greenhouse gas emission reduction goals, the cars we drive and the fuel we use must be transformed away from petroleum. ARB has adopted a new approach on passenger vehicles ... to support and accelerate the numbers of plug-in hybrids and zero-emission vehicles in California."



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Fuel Cell Vehicles

Fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) are often misclassified as ZEVs. FCVs use hydrogen fuel made primarily from fossil natural gas, so emissions are produced when the hydrogen fuel is made. Thus, all FCVs on the road today are actually fossil fuel vehicles that should be held responsible for the pollution released during production of their hydrogen fuel.

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