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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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    nasch (profile), 2 Sep 2010 @ 8:10am

    Re: Re: Re:

    First of all oxidative phosphorylation is a much more efficient means of energy production than is lactate fermentation.

    "It is the anaerobic form of respiration that occurs in some bacteria and animal cells, such as muscle cells, in the absence of oxygen.[1][2][3] If oxygen is present in the cell, many organisms will bypass fermentation and undergo cellular respiration;"

    You are not going to run out of oxygen sitting in your house, they are not airtight. Have you ever seen a candle in a house go out because it ran out of oxygen? Have you ever passed out in your home because you had the windows closed and used up the oxygen? Of course not. Neither will your muscles switch to fermentation to produce energy due to lack of oxygen. This happens during heavy exercize, when the muscles are using so much energy that the bloodstream can't supply them enough oxygen for oxidative phosphorylation.

    It does not happen when the windows are closed.

    Secondly, the toxins your body releases are very bad for you.

    What toxins, exactly?

    Thirdly, diffusion forces will make viruses and bacteria go outside and hence will reduce your exposure rate to harmful micro organisms,

    No. No, they won't. Opening a window will not cause "diffusion forces" to eject microorganisms out onto the surface of your skin.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diffusion

    these organisms often don't like oxygen rich environments very much (but your body thrives in such an environment)

    Opening a window or going outside is not going to turn your body from an oxygen-poor to an oxygen-rich environment.

    good quality oxygen

    Oxygen is oxygen, it's all the same.

    anthropogenic pollution is less prevalent than naturally produced pollution

    Natural pollution, isn't that an oxymoron? Anyway, how do you define that?

    By all means, open your windows. Enjoy the fresh air, and get some of those indoor pollutants aired out. But don't fear that you're not getting enough oxygen.

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