Nissan to sell the world’s first super ultra low emission vehicle only in California

Nissan's model year 2000 version of its Sentra compact sedan will be the first vehicle to qualify for the super ultra low emission vehicle (SULEV) standard. Compared to the greenest gasoline-powered car currently sold in California, the Sentra 2000 is expected to emit approximately one-third of the unburned hydrocarbon and one-tenth of the oxides of nitrogen emissions.

The vehicle will also prevent vapours from evaporating from its fuel system.

Nissan asserts that the Sentra 2000 with a 1.8l engine will emit less during a trip to work ten miles from home and back than a typical new car emits while it’s parked, with its engine off, all day.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will be the body to award the Sentra 2000 with SULEV certification. The car is due to go on sale next year, only in California.

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