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Has anyone had any problems getting your ev street legal? In my state there is no inspection so I am not sure if they would even know if I converted my ride. how does the state collect the road taxes that are normally paid with the gasoline? or is this something that will catch up with us someday?
 

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Has anyone had any problems getting your ev street leagle? In my state there is no inspection so I am not sure if they would even know if I converted my ride. how does the state collect the road taxes that are normally paid with the gasoline? or is this something that will catch up with us someday?
Knowing which country (and state) you are in would help answering the question.
 

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Just go ahead and license it as an ICE car and run it.

Insure it the same way. I did mine that way almost 6 years ago and no problems. Illinois.

Remember, when dealing with the government don't offer any more info than asked for.:)

They will get regulations later for those of us that just went ahead and drove them.
 

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That would be the state of Idaho in the USA and there is no safety or smog inspection.
I am not a lawyer! In my experience though, you are ultimately responsible for anything you do with your car. If you have worn down tires, and you hit someone in the rain, your insurance will most likely not pay, and the person hit will try to get into your personal pocket as deep as it reaches.

You are the sole responsible person for whatever modification you do. If you license your car as an ICE and the electrics burn out in a public car garage for some reason, damaging other cars and destroying the garages air filters, you will be held responsible (not to mention anyone getting hurt). You insurance will not cover you because you made false claims.

I highly recommend registering and insuring the car for what it is: an EV.
 

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how does the state collect the road taxes that are normally paid with the gasoline? or is this something that will catch up with us someday?
In many states there is no "Road Tax". Gas taxes are often entirely unrelated to roads. It's all just revenue, if they are falling short because there are too many people driving EVs (in 2030) they will just increase the tax somewhere.
 

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As for taxing vehicles, maybe we should tax the sale of tires. They wear down in proportion to amount of driving a person does. Seems fair to me.
 

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That's been suggested many times. For one, we already do (sales tax, disposal fees, etc). And two, tires are expected to last several years. Unless you're really well off, pre-paying 3-4 years worth of road taxes would be pretty tough.
 

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Here in NY State, yearly mandatory inspections are a PIA. For example they pull off all wheels to check brakes, but since there are no emissions on my EV, they can't charge the full inspection fee. (no OBD2 hookup). Wipers, horn, backuplights, seatbelts, signals, ect.. ect.. all have to be legal here. $160 for plates(2 year), and numerous, numerous, fees and forms to fill out. Consider yourself lucky, and enjoy your state! Cheers.
 
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