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I want to get a "Clean Air Clean Fuel" plate for my car. Here is a pic of one:
http://explodingdinosaurs.com/race2thefuture18Aug2007/IMAGE_842med.jpg . The
plate lets a green car run in the car pool lanes and park for free at Salt Lake
City parking meters. I also figured it would be a good way to promote clean
transportation.

I need a permit from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to get the
plate. UDOT says they need Federal EPA approval to do that, and the vehicle
needs to have a "Certificate of Conformity." It seems it should be easy to get
something that indicates you are conforming with emissions laws for an electric
vehicle. From my on line research it looks like there is a process to do this
for imported cars, kit cars, and manufactured cars. Has anyone done the process
for an electric conversion? Thanks for any info.



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The sad thing is that for cars that were already certified in the US,
a battery electric vehicle conversion (whether home or professional)
doesn't require the certificate of conformity according to the EPA.
Unlike the production EVs where you might recall that Tesla forgot to
file some paperwork and got hit with a bit of a fine.

I just happen to have been in contact with somebody at the EPA about a
similar question so I asked. He says that it is not a simple process,
but doable. No testing is necessary, but data will need to be added
into their system which is difficult to do for people who are new to
the process to work out.

I'm glad to put you in touch with him if you like. He may even be
able to help you talk with the UDOT folk so they don't require you to
obtain a cert.

Cheers,

Aaron Choate
REVOLT Electric Vehicles

David Dymaxion <[email protected]> wrote:
> I want to get a "Clean Air Clean Fuel" plate for my car. Here is a pic of one:
> http://explodingdinosaurs.com/race2thefuture18Aug2007/IMAGE_842med.jpg . The
> plate lets a green car run in the car pool lanes and park for free at Salt Lake
> City parking meters. I also figured it would be a good way to promote clean
> transportation.
>
> I need a permit from the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to get the
> plate. UDOT says they need Federal EPA approval to do that, and the vehicle
> needs to have a "Certificate of Conformity." It seems it should be easy to get
> something that indicates you are conforming with emissions laws for an electric
> vehicle. From my on line research it looks like there is a process to do this
> for imported cars, kit cars, and manufactured cars. Has anyone done the process
> for an electric conversion? Thanks for any info.
>
>
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