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Hi guys. Wondering if I can help start a wiki on state regs regarding "home made or unique" vehicle registration. Any suggestions on organizing it or how it should look? I've never been very good at writing articles but I can compile the info that I have found in NY and maybe you guys could proof and edit it. Maybe, if everyone who has something chips in, we can get a how to for registering a DIY EV.
 

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Hi guys. Wondering if I can help start a wiki on state regs regarding "home made or unique" vehicle registration. Any suggestions on organizing it or how it should look? I've never been very good at writing articles but I can compile the info that I have found in NY and maybe you guys could proof and edit it. Maybe, if everyone who has something chips in, we can get a how to for registering a DIY EV.

Did you ever get around to posting your NYS registration info? I can't find it :confused:
 

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Did you ever get around to posting your NYS registration info? I can't find it :confused:
No I didn't! :eek:
Here's a link with relevant info NYSDMV

Heres the email I got from DMV a while ago. It's really not a big deal like I thought.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL. YOUR REPLY WILL NOT BE PROCESSED.
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Recently you requested personal assistance from the NYSDMV on-line support center. See "QUESTION AND RESPONSE" below for a summary of your question and our response.


Thank you for allowing us to be of service to you.

To update your question or to cancel your question:

1. DO NOT REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL. YOU CANNOT UPDATE YOUR QUESTION BY E-MAIL.

2. Connect your browser to the Internet.

3. Go to the DMV Customer Service login page below and update your question on-line:

http://nysdmv.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nysdmv.cfg/php/enduser/acct_login.php
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QUESTION AND RESPONSE

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I'd like to modify my car to run on batteries. Is there a zero emissions exem...


Discussion Thread
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Response (Technical Services) - 01/03/2008 03:50 PM Dear customer

If a vehicle is truly converted to electric power (solely electric power) the vehicle ownership document should be amended to reflect any change in weight and fuel type. As a result when the vehicle is submitted for inspection it would be exempted from emissions inspection because electric powered vehicles do not require New York State emissions inspection.

However hybrid vehicles which may incorporate a fossil fuel powered engine along with electric motors and battery would still be subjected to emissions inspection because of the vehicle being powered by fuel other than solely electric power. If you have any further questions you may call 518-474-5282 and select option 4.

Terry

Customer (Michael Poulson) - 12/24/2007 03:25 PM I'd like to modify my car to run on batteries. Is there a zero emissions exemption process for OBD2 vehicles that have been converted to electric?

Auto-Response - 12/24/2007 03:25 PM
Title: The Types of Vehicles and Trailers That Must Be Inspected
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Title: Tinted Vehicle Windows
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Title: Register a Volkswagen Jetta TDI Diesel in NYS
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Title: Use One Vehicle Plate Instead of Two
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Title: Fee for a Vehicle Re-inspection
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Title: Registration Fee Exemptions for Military Veterans
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wow dude i feel bad for you NY sucks for hot rodders. i have a friend in Upstate and for every mode on his car he gets hasseld by the police. Here in FL if we convert our cars to electric there is no paper work If it is a Kit car or custom we take it to the DOT and 30 Min (and a copple of donuts) later your getting the new tag with the tep. title.
 

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I did some research on Kit built EVs for California. It is pretty straight-forward. (Receipts, safety-check, SMOG, Highway Patrol inspection, etc.) Yes an EV still has to be looked over by the SMOG folks. But it will pass real easily!!!
 

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Hello,
I have found very interesting information on wikipedia which is that In the United States of America, a Department of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) is a state-level government agency that administers vehicle registration and driver licensing. Similar departments exist in Canada. The name "DMV" is not used in every state or province, nor are the traditional DMV functions handled by a single agency in every state, but the generic term is universally understood, particularly in the context of driver's license issuance and renewal....
 
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