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
    Anonymous Coward, 31 Aug 2010 @ 12:06pm

    Hydro, solar, wind, etc all need mechanical parts, maintenance, Iron, steel, shipping (3 football long field blades are not built on site).

    None of this is cheap, all of them have environmental issues of space.

    If we could build a self contained forge in space, build orbital solar collectors from space rock then beam the power via microwaves then we "could" have something thats truly zero emission after the vast up front capital cost of getting to space.

    so.. not in my life time.

    Sadly, if we did manage to build such an insane device, eco nuts would claim we are causing climate change by intercepting the suns rays in space and that microwaves are destroying our atmosphere.

    That and the giant death ray problem :P

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