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), 3 Sep 2010 @ 9:20am

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    Hardly any of that was related to my question, if any at all. As far as CO2 goes, your own source says "CO2 can build up in buildings that house a lot of people or animals, and is a symptom of problems with fresh air circulation in the building or home." Which implies that a correctly functioning building will not suffer such a buildup of CO2.

    The rest was about CO2, indoor pollution, and influenza, when your main point that I was questioning was about oxygen levels in the bloodstream from having windows closed vs. open.

    Again, I agree with you that having windows open from time to time is common sense and a good idea, but I question whether blood oxygen level is a reason why. But in the end I guess it doesn't matter. Go ahead and open your windows. :-)

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