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Calif. Smog Test On 400H

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Smog inspections are required unless your vehicle is:

  • Hybrid

  • Gasoline powered 1975 year model or older

  • Diesel powered 1997 year model and older or with a Gross Vehicle Weight rating (GVWR) of more than 14,000 lbs

  • Electric

  • Natural gas powered with a GVWR rating of more than 14,000 lbs.

  • Motorcycle

  • Trailer
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I wonder if smog testing hybrids with current process and methodology will be useful, I assume most hybrids run in full electric mode during the short cycle on rollers. Maybe that's why no smog test is currently required.

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