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Subaru 2008 PZEV Lineup Receives EPA Smartway Certification

August 24, 2007

CHERRY HILL, N.J – Subaru of America, Inc. announced that its 2008 PZEV (Partial Zero Emission Vehicles) Legacy, Outback and Forester 2.5L, naturally aspirated models received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay certification and are listed in the EPAs Green Vehicle Guide that recommends the cleanest and most fuel-efficient vehicle choices. (

The EPA Green Vehicle Guide uses emission levels and fuel economy values to determine environmental scores for cars and trucks. Vehicles with very good or superior environmental scores are indicated with the SmartWay or SmartWay Elite designation. Every vehicle listed in this guide meets minimum federal emission and fuel economy requirements. Three pieces of information about a vehicle's environmental performance are presented: the Air Pollution Score, the Greenhouse Gas Score and, if eligible, the SmartWay or SmartWay Elite designation. Together, they give a complete picture of the relative environmental performance a vehicle is expected to achieve. The SmartWay and SmartWay Elite designations are assigned by the EPA to those vehicles that score well on both the Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Scores.

To date, Subaru has sold more than 100,000 Subaru PZEV vehicles, which have 90 percent cleaner emissions than the average new vehicle. PZEV vehicles are the cleanest gasoline vehicles available today, and they meet emissions standards that are sometimes even cleaner than some hybrid or alternative fuel vehicles. These vehicles have such tight pollution controls, with the burning of fuel so complete, that in very smoggy urban areas, exhaust out of the tailpipe can actually be cleaner than the air outside.

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