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Q: Will changing my fuel to hydrogen void the manufacture warranty?
A: NO! It’s illegal.
Manufacturers are not allowed to void their warranty just because aftermarket parts are added.The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) posted the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act for your protection: www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/adv/bus01.shtmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson%E2%80%93Moss_Warranty_Act www.impalaclub.com/naisso/magmoss.htm
The only time a warranty can be voided is if an aftermarket part can be “proved” responsible for an emission warranty claim.
The burden of proof is upon the manufacture.
If denied a warranty claim, phone your complaint in to the EPA at (202) 233-9040 or (202) 326-9100.
You can also contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) toll-free at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).(On-Line Complaint Form:
Q: What about smog testing my engine?
A: Some states require the Hydrogen Generator be turned off for the test.
However, remember that running on hydrogen actually cleans the engine, so even though turned off, the engine would pass the test with flying colors! (Out of curiosity, the smog testing agency would likely be happy to run the test both ways at no additional cost, which renders a great visual of engine performance.
We encourage customers to send us the results and/or post them on our blog.)
Tax Incentive: http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/tax_afv.shtml
Check with the IRS, State Tax Board and/or your tax accountant.Eligible Vehicles – Single Occupant Carpool Lane Use Stickers:
Clean Air Vehicle Sticker: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/forms/reg/reg1000.htm
California Senate Bill (SB) 535: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_0501-0550/sb_535_bill_20100830_chaptered.html
The Federal Hydrogen Fuel Initiative (HFI) is supported by legislation in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT 2005) and the Advanced Energy Initiative of 2006, aims to develop hydrogen, fuel cell and infrastructure technologies to make fuel-cell vehicles practical and cost-effective by 2020.
State of California on the use of Hydrogen as a fuel for vehicles:
California Environmental Protection Agency – Air Resources Board: http://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/zevprog/factsheets/altfuels_fs.pdf
Governor Schwarzenegger April 20, 2004, Executive Order S-7-04, the California Hydrogen Highway Network: Executive Order S-7-04
EXECUTIVE ORDER S-7-04 (Excerpt)
By the Governor of the State of California
WHEREAS, hydrogen, a non-carbon energy carrier which can be made from clean renewable energy, is ideally suited to address global, regional and local energy and environmental challenges; and
WHEREAS, the State of California is a world leader in renewable energy production, efficiency and conservation, clean air and emission controls, environmental goals and planning, as well as creating, promoting and commercializing new technologies and industries; and
WHEREAS, hydrogen-powered vehicles and infrastructure can lead to energy independence; offer zero or near-zero smog-forming emissions; reduce health problems due to motor vehicle-related air pollution; reduce water pollution from oil and gasoline leaks; lower global warming pollution; improve fuel economy; quieter and smoother operation; as well as provide economic and workforce benefits to help California meet current and future energy needs; and…