The use of certain advanced technologies in gasoline vehicles are helping to reduce fuel consumption and as a result, reduce the CO2 and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions produced by gasoline vehicles. These technologies include advanced transmissions, low rolling resistance tires and idle start-stop. As well, environmental performance does not have to come at the expense of innovative vehicle design and excitement. Gasoline vehicles today are designed with lightweight and recyclable materials, as well as with other features such as diffusers and spoilers, which help to reduce fuel consumption by reducing the drag coefficient. A particular type of gasoline vehicle, the partial zero emission vehicle (PZEV) is the cleanest vehicle currently sold, aside from zero-emission (fully electric) vehicles. The PZEV includes a number of technologies that help reduce harmful emissions, including an advanced carbon filtration system and more effective fuel injectors and catalytic converters.
The eTV program has included gasoline vehicles in its fleet. Choose a vehicle using the thumbnail below as a link. Each vehicle's page includes pictures, a downloadable technical sheet and, where available, a test plan and test results.
Watch the video on advanced gasoline to learn more about this emerging technology.