My wife's Maid of Honor is a Georgia Prius owner. You wouldn't think that she'd have problems with Georgia's emissions standards. But 100% of hybrids are failing the test.
When they hook the Prius, or any hybrid, up to the emissions tester and idle the car, the testing machine awaits emissions to test and...nothing happens.
There are no emissions, because the hybrids don't idle, they turn themselves off. So the machine prints out an 'aborted test' certificate, Jesslyn has to pay the $25 and then go downtown to her failed test waived so she can be allowed to buy a license plate.
Talk about ridiculous and backward, I hope to see an army of Toyota lobbyists in Georgia tomorrow morning. Intelligent environmental legislation doesn't worked if it's wrapped in this much red tape. Welcome to an EcoGeek's nightmare.Via AutoBlog
written by Janis Mara, April 17, 2007
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