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Data Description

atvtype - alternative fuel or advanced technology vehicle

  • Bifuel (CNG) - Bi-fuel gasoline and compressed natural gas vehicle
  • Bifuel (LPG) - Bi-fuel gasoline and propane vehicle
  • CNG - Compressed natural gas vehicle
  • Diesel - Diesel vehicle
  • EV - Electric vehicle
  • FFV - Flexible fueled vehicle (gasoline or E85)
  • Hybrid - Hybrid vehicle
  • Plug-in Hybrid - Plug-in hybrid vehicle

drive - drive axle type

  • 2-Wheel Drive
  • 4-Wheel Drive*
  • 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive*
  • All-Wheel Drive*
  • Front-Wheel Drive
  • Part-time 4-Wheel Drive*
  • Rear-Wheel Drive
  • *Prior to Model Year 2010 EPA did not differentiate between All Wheel Drive and Four Wheel Drive

salesArea - EPA sales area code.

The area of the country where the vehicle can legally be sold. New federally certified vehicles can be sold in all states except California and those states that have adopted California emission standards. New California vehicles can be sold in California and in states that have adopted the California emission standards as well as bordering states.

  • 1 = EPA Sales Area 1 - California* + National Low Emission Vehicle All States Trading Region
  • 2 = EPA Sales Area 2 - Clean Fuel Vehicle + National Low Emission Vehicle All States Trading Region + California*
  • 3 = EPA Sales Area 3 - Federal All Altitude
  • 4 = EPA Sales Area 4 - National Low Emission Vehicle All States Trading Region
  • 6 = EPA Sales Area 5 - California* + National Low Emission Vehicle North East States Trading Region
  • 7 = EPA Sales Area 7 - California*
  • 8 = EPA Sales Area 8 - Clean Fuel Vehicle
  • 9 = EPA Sales Area 9 - Tier 2 Federal and California*
  • *California includes California, states that have adopted the California emission standards, and border states

smartwayScore - EPA SmartWay Certified

  • -1 - No
  • 1 - Smartway
  • 2 - Smartway Elite

standard - Vehicle Emission Standards*

  • B1 - Bin 1
  • B2 - Bin 2
  • B3 - Bin 3
  • B4 - Bin 4
  • B5 - Bin 5
  • B7 - Bin 7
  • B8 - Bin 8
  • B9 - Bin 9
  • Bin 10 - Bin 10
  • L1 - LEV
  • L2 - LEV-II
  • L2OP - LEV-II Optional
  • LEV - LEV
  • PZEV - PZEV
  • S1 - SULEV
  • SLEV - SULEV
  • T1 - Tier 1
  • L2 - LEV-II
  • BU1 - ULEV
  • U2 - LEV-II ULEV
  • ULEV - ULEV
  • ZEV - ZEV
  • For additional information visit http://ofmpub.epa.gov/greenvehicles/summarychart.pdf

VClass - EPA Vehicle Size Class

  • Two-Seaters - Any (cars designed to seat only two adults)
  • Minicompact Cars - Less than 85 cu ft.
  • Subcompact Cars - 85 to 99 cu ft.
  • Compact Cars - 100 to 109 cu ft.
  • Mid-Size Cars - 110 to 119 cu ft.
  • Large Cars - 120 or more cu ft.
  • Small Station Wagons- Less than 130 cu ft.
  • Mid-Size Cars Station Wagons- 130 to 159 cu ft.
  • Large Cars Station Wagons- 160 or more cu ft.
  • Small Pickup Trucks - Less than 4,500 lbs GVWR through Model Year 2007
  • Small Pickup Trucks - Less than 6,000 lbs GVWR after Model Year 2008
  • Standard Pickup Trucks - 4,500 to 8,500 lbs GVWR through Model Year 2007
  • Standard Pickup Trucks - 6,000 to 8,500 lbs GVWR after Model Year 2008
  • Passenger Vans - Less than 8,500 lbs GVWR through Model Year 2010
  • Passenger Vans - Less than 10,000 lbs GVWR beginning Model Year 2011
  • Cargo Vans - Less than 8,500 lbs GVWR
  • Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) - Less than 8,500 lbs GVWR through Model Year 2010
  • Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) - Less than 10,000 lbs GVWR beginning Model Year 2011
  • Special Purpose Vehicles - Less than 8,500 lbs GVWR through Model Year 2010
  • Special Purpose Vehicles - Less than 10,000 lbs GVWR beginning Model Year 2011
  • *Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) is calculated as truck weight plus carrying capacity.