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Old 10-20-2013, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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GAS to EV conversion (Vehicle Registration)

Hi all,
I have seen a few EV conversions here, but was wondering how the owners are going about registering thier car/truck/bike etc... The state of NC requires a saftey and a emissions test in order to pass state inspection process. They check fro things like catalytic converter, EVAP canister and related valves. In the state rules (as far as inspections go) any motor swap must retain same year on newer and have all related emissions equipment present. I can only assume I would have to cut through some tape and get some sort of waiver from the state. Has anyone run into any issues with registering thier modified vehicles? Currently researching (nothing purchased) a EV civic and this was or the list of "need more information " items.

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Old 10-20-2013, 09:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best thing to do, if you don't have an EV club in your area, is to go to the DMV and ask.
If you are putting in a newer cleaner drive line, like electric is, then what's missing? just like it's ok to put a new fuel injected engine in a Model T and you'll pass, in that case you would not be required to retain original exhaust, you could put newer exhaust on with catalytic converters and o2 sensors...

But go in to the inspection center and ask if they have a form for EV's.

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