Now that General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler Corp. reportedly have dropped their objection to California's ZEV (zero emissions vehicle) initiative, the way is cleared for widespread marketing of vehicles rated PZEV (partial zero emissions). Mandates for battery powered ZEVs such as GM’s EV-1 caused problems. PZEV requires 15-year/150,000-mile (24,395 km) warranties on all emissions-related components. A number of car models rated PZEV now are sold in California. PZEV ...

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