Serves the Commercial Small Fleet Market of 10 – 50 Vehicles

DaimlerChrysler Offers Ultra-Clean Emissions Passenger Cars

January 28, 2004

DaimlerChrysler begins production this month of Chrysler Sebring and Dodge Stratus sedans meeting California’s stringent clean air standards, making them among the cleanest-running internal combustion vehicles in the world.All 2004 Sebring and Stratus sedans equipped with the 2.4-Liter I-4 engine and sold in California, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont and Maine will be certified to meet California's Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) standard. Tailpipe emissions have been reduced to near zero levels, with emissions of hydrocarbons (HC) reduced 89 percent compared with the previous model and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) reduced 93 percent. HC and NOx are the two primary components of smog.“We engineered crisp performance and a high level of customer convenience and safety into these uniquely-styled vehicles,” said Larry Lyons, vice president – Small Vehicle Product Team. “Now our engineers have reduced emissions to the lowest levels of any passenger vehicles on the road.”To be certified as PZEVs, vehicles must meet stringent emission standards established under California clean air rules:

  • Tailpipe emissions meeting the Super Low Emission Vehicle (SULEV) standard
  • Zero evaporative emissions from the fuel tank and fuel system
  • Emission control equipment warranted for 15 years or 150,000 miles.

    The five-passenger Sebring and Stratus sedans have been redesigned for the 2004 model year. The vehicles achieve fuel economy of 22 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway. The vehicles have also received Five Star ratings in frontal crash tests, the government’s highest crash test rating.

  • Twitter Facebook Google+


    Please note that comments may be moderated. 
    Leave this field empty:

    Fleet Incentives

    Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


    Fleet Tracking And Telematics

    Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

    View All


    Fleet Management And Leasing

    Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

    View All


    Sponsored by

    Emerson Parker established the basic methods and programs of the industry and played a vital role in establishing fleet management as a recognized profession.

    Read more

    Up Next

    More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher