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Old 07-10-2022, 07:04 PM   #465 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rmay635703 View Post
Yeah, unless you are Ford and negotiated certain vehicles to belong in the wrong class (as happened egregiously for 20 years) the fact I see some Chevy Trax and subcompact Jeeps with pickup plates here seems to suggest that is still happening albeit to a lesser degree.

Or you are a low volume maker where the number made is expected to be small and it’s an undue burden for you to comply.

Or you are a local ATV/Sidebyside maker who wants to sell a diesel dune buggy for “job growth” in certain states that won’t be named.

Think, Tesla and now Kandi were able to skirt crash tests using this same logic , though the hammer finally fell on Kandi for refusing to source US compliant airbags, they got 3 years of non-compliant sales. (Likely in the single digits each year)
A Chevy Trax is legally classified by the EPA and NHTSA as a light truck. So are Jeeps like the Compass. No misclassifications there - just companies following the rules.

That is a different topic though. I was specifically talking about grandfathering. The idea that if you don't change an old motorcycle you can keep selling it even if it doesn't meet current emissions. That is not the case. A 2022 TW200 meets 2022 emission standards.
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