2012 Subaru Impreza: Almost Zero
December 07, 2012
I think it's great that the Impreza is PZEV rated, meaning it probably emits less pollution than a post-Burrito lunch hipster on a fixie. But the acronym itself annoys me: Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle. How the heck can something be "Partial Zero"? Call me old school, but something is either zero or it's not. Saying something is partial zero is like calling something a "half-truth" or, while you're boarding a plane, hearing the dreaded announcement "We have a very full flight today folks", as if there are varying degrees of fullness.
Hmmm, maybe AZEV (Almost Zero Emissions Vehicle) didn't have the right ring to it...
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor