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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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Sep 2010 @ 9:54am

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    "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."

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    "What toxins, exactly?"

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