EPA Tries to Cancel YouTuber’s Diesel Powered Tesla, This is What His Lawyer Said
Each and every year, it seems as if the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a way of trying to step in and intervene with the automotive enthusiast community. As time goes on and the push for the electric vehicle takeover becomes more prevalent, it seems as if the boundaries and restrictions that impact those who want to compete in motorsports or build cars as a hobby are getting tougher and tougher.
Over the past couple of years, diesel-powered vehicles have been at the forefront of this conversation as different agencies have attempted to really bring down the hammer on anyone who modifies a diesel truck. In fact, we ran a story about a guy who listed his Dodge Ram with a modified emissions system on Facebook Marketplace, only to have a New Jersey environmental agency reach out to him and say that he basically had to put the truck back in stock or face the truck getting crushed. Yes, New Jersey’s government really stalks people on Facebook Marketplace and tries to get trucks put back to stock one private market seller at a time.
This time, we check in with YouTube creator, Rich Rebuilds, who is in the midst of building a diesel-swapped Tesla. Unfortunately, the EPA has reached out to him and said that the car does violate the clean air act and that infractions can result in the removal of registration and as much as $45,000 in fines per incident.
Therefore, our host went to a lawyer and created the video below to dive into the nuances of the law and what exactly he can do about all of this. Among other topics, the lawyer basically explains how closely the EPA has been monitoring modified vehicles and talks about they now have a regulation that takes a look at how black the smoke is coming out of the exhaust pipe.