Re: Hi David and All, Why EV's haven't been built is mostly it takes $10, 000, 000 to get a 4 wh car or EV to pass FedDOT

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Re: Hi David and All, Why EV's haven't been built is mostly it takes $10, 000, 000 to get a 4 wh car or EV to pass FedDOT

David Beard
You can ignore the regs if you want to: but they can catch up with you......Courtesy of autoweek

"Hot Rods in Hot Water: Boyd Coddington cops plea in title-fraud investigation

BOB GRITZINGER (http://javascript%3Cb%3E%3C/b%3E:mailToObfuscate%28%27bgritzinger%27,%27crain. com%27%29)
Posted Date: 4/14/05
California hot rod builder Boyd Coddington is the first big name to cop a plea in a wide-ranging title-fraud investigation California prosecutors and Coddington’s own attorney say could involve 70,000 illegally registered vehicles.

Coddington pleaded no contest April 7 in Sacramento County Superior Court to a misdemeanor charge related to submitting counterfeit vehicle titles to the state Department of Motor Vehicles. The star of American Hot Rod on the Discovery Channel paid $3,000 restitution to the DMV and must perform 160 hours of community service in the next year. His community service includes explaining to hot rod enthusiasts how to correctly register their cars.

Authorities say custom car owners use phony, out-of-state titles identifying cars as much older or less expensive than they actually are. The fake titles allow owners to pay lower registration fees and less sales tax, and to escape air pollution regulations.

The Specialty Equipment Market Association, an advocate for hobbyists and hot rod owners, disputes whether the practice is widespread. SEMA is working with California officials to find an equitable solution that allows owners time to properly retitle their cars."

SOmetimes it doesn't pay to try to outsmart the system....

David





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