The California Air Resource Board adopted regulations aimed to reduce the emissions of smog and greenhouse gases, requiring all vehicles registered and sold in the state of California to meet very strict emissions requirements. After several amendments, vehicles manufactured after January 1, 2009, are now required to bear an “Environmental Performance Label,” indicating a “score” of emissions produced by a vehicle.
Not all new vehicles are manufactured to be sold in California. Many manufacturers make vehicles to be sold only in the other 49 states. These vehicles (49-state) are made with smog equipment that meets federal emission standards, but not California emissions standards. All gasoline-powered vehicles, new or used, being registered for the first time in California must pass the California Smog Check. A vehicle will fail the California Smog Check if it is not equipped with the originally required smog devices.
Completing a Smog Check in the state of California is done by bringing your GM-powered custom NAS Land Rover Defender to one of the BAR locations. At the location, they will perform tests to ensure that your custom NAS Land Rover Defender meets its BAR-established performance standards.
E.C.D. offers a 6.2L V8 engine with 403-horsepower for your custom Defender that is fully compliant with CA regulations, ensuring that your custom Defender is able to meet the requirements for registering a vehicle within the state as set forth by the California Air Resource Board. This allows you to take your custom Defender literally anywhere, as intended.
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