Quote Originally Posted by DmaxMaverick View Post
Hopefully, CARB will be dissolved, reverting to Federal standards. One can only hope.
This thread is a little dated, but....

CARB certification is a significant tax revenue stream for CA. In my opinion, that's why it currently exists. It's not just performance products that must be certified, but all new vehicles as well.

CA has it's own new vehicle emissions rules - for a reason. It generates (for the state) something on the order of $1M per vehicle platform before a vehicle manufacturer can sell that vehicle in CA.

Some of what CA has done was necessary. I remember the terrible LA smog of the 1970-1990s - as just one example. But, it's now more about revenue and social engineering than it is about solving a problem, in my opinion.