Rick Beebe wrote: > There's compliance and then there's compliance. There are, I believe, 7 > states other than California that have ZEV mandates as well. I was able > to get a Smart ED because I live in one of them. But I can't get a Honda > FIT or Spark EV or Fiat 500e because those are California only. I > presume Honda, Chevy and Fiat are buying ZEV credits to avoid having to > make cars for us smaller states.
I think it would be incorrect to label the Smart ED as a compliance car, given that it is available here in Canada, well beyond the reach of CARB or other ZEV mandates ;^> My take on the "compliance" label is that any vehicle that is exclusively available in regions with a ZEV mandate is a compliance car in that it is (at least at this time) fairly clearly provided by the manufacturer only as a means of complying with a ZEV mandate. As soon as the vehicle is offered anywhere that the manufacturer is not required to comply with a ZEV mandate, it is no longer a compliance car since the manufacturer is *voluntarily* making it available. Cheers, Roger. _______________________________________________ UNSUBSCRIBE: http://www.evdl.org/help/index.html#usub http://lists.evdl.org/listinfo.cgi/ev-evdl.org For EV drag racing discussion, please use NEDRA (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NEDRA)