Tesla Motors Pays Fine For Lacking Emissions Certificate Of Conformity... Even Though It Lacks Emissions

from the funny-how-that-works dept

A few of you sent over this bizarre story of how famed electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors apparently need to pay a $275,000 fine for lacking a "Certificate of Conformity" from the EPA, needed to comply with the Clean air Act. As is noted in the article, it doesn't seem like Tesla should have to get such documentation in the first place, seeing as it doesn't even have a tailpipe, but such is the nature of regulations being a bit behind the technology times.
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Filed Under: emissions, fines, regulations
Companies: tesla


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  1. identicon
    Michael, 1 Sep 2010 @ 5:21am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    There are fees for cars assembled outside the US. I'm not sure what happens with these two sets of fees if you manufacture the parts outside the US and assemble it here (like Honda and Toyota do).

    Regardless, how crazy is it that you are suggesting that the way to balance out a stupid law that hinders domestic manufacturers by adding another stupid tax on foreign manufacturers? I understand your thinking, but shouldn't we simply remove the first stupid tax rather than adding a second stupid tax?

    Oh, and let's not get into what these dollars are spent on. I assure you it is not making sure the air is clean.

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