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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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  1. identicon
    RaEV, 3 Oct 2010 @ 11:16pm

    Our government's filled with idiots...

    Basically our government is filled with outdated lawmakers and idiots that care more about issues like gun controll and the drug issues than the environment. Legalize drugs to anyone over 21 (except in public) do them at home if you want, I don't care, and guns change some laws around so criminals cant sue you if they break into your house and your dog eats their lower torso off (or thier face) and you can shoot someone trying to steal your car while you're watching. If it doesn't make pollution don't tax it as a pollutant. Give US engeneers a dang break so our country can come back. That is the real reason our country sucks right now. Why does China and Japan know more about computers than we do (as a collective)? We invented the damg thing. We don't see any profits from them. They do tho. Cars to. Tax importers and exempt what we make HERE. Period. When people ask me what I do for a living in 2015 I don't wanna say "I wurk et Sonic" just because I have dislexia. I want to build stuff but there are too many scammers and idiots stealing money from your pockets, and most of them are from forign countries. How muck do you think it really costs to build that accura? Buy a ford or a Chevy or Hell if exotic is your thing there's always the Vector or the TESLA. (I know Accura is "put together" here, but it's parts are ALL imported, and idiots still say it's domestic... Toyota too. Shipping is cheeper when you can pack more into that shipping container and it takes up less space. It probably does help use less oil to get it here but whatever.) We need to ditch these lazy people in office and hire NEW minds. Minds that are THINKING AND looking to BETTER America, not blatently exploit it. Vote for me! -

    -This was probably entirely off toppic, but not really. Tesla is an American product. Lithium Ion batteries are an American product - and again farmed out to japan. I don't hate the Japanese at all either. But, they bombed us once. Now we GAVE them all of our technology. GE is an American company, White Westinghouse/Nash, We have the resources, we need to quit all the importing junk. Things are already more expensive, why dont we see any real progress. Everything stays the same untill we build it and spend an extra buck on US. I'm out.

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