Drive into a cleaner future

We all know that air pollution is a serious concern and that motor vehicles are a major contributor. But is there anything one person can do? Fortunately, there are smart driving choices you can make to improve the quality of the air we breathe every day: choices that are both effective and easy to live with. For example, it’s easy to choose a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle—PZEV for short. PZEV technology reduces a gasoline engine’s tailpipe and fuel evaporative emissions to near zero. In fact, gasoline vehicles meeting PZEV emission standards can have lower emissions than hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. In polluted urban environments, the car’s exhaust can even be cleaner than the air outside
the car.

That’s because PZEV technology scrubs the exhaust of hydrocarbons, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and tiny particles that create smog and irritate lungs. The Subaru Legacy PZEV and Outback PZEV Plus are two examples of vehicles that control emissions so effectively they’re among the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicles on the market. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency includes them in its Green Vehicle Guide.

Happily, environmental awareness does not come at the expense of comfort or performance; the PZEV Legacy and Outback are still equipped with the advanced Subaru Symmetrical full-time All-Wheel Drive System, a 170-horsepower boxer engine, and a host of high-end equipment like power windows and heated seats.

So please take a stand against smog—we’ll all breathe easier.

-- News Canada