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Old 06-20-2022, 10:45 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
It doesn't seem to be much rocket-science regarding the Nissan e-NV200, as its very same bodyshell has already been NHTSA and DOT-certified for that Chevy rebadge, and being electric would render it easier to deal with EPA. Had it been a regular ICE-powered NV200, then it would be most likely a bigger PITA, as its powerplant and the evaporative emission controls follow substantially different standards.
Just because it is the same platform and looks the same doesn't mean the underpinnings are identical. Chevrolet may had added/specified different crash structure/reinforcements.

I think they are much closer to equal these days, but 20 years ago even a Canadian spec car probably had different crash ratings than the same model in the US (The US abandoned 5mph bumpers in the 80s, but Canada kept them into the 00s).
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