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Delaware Governor Signs Bill to Extend Emissions Test Exemption for New Cars


By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

A bill to extend the emissions inspection exemption for new cars from five to seven model years was signed into law by Governor John Carney. Emissions inspections are required for vehicles being registered or titled for the first time in Delaware and biennially based on their model year (during registration renewals). The new law acknowledges the relatively minimal environmental impact of the new vehicles targeted for this exemption. The vast majority of newer light-duty vehicles are equipped with cleaner technologies that enable these vehicles to easily pass emissions tests. 

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