Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by Samthomasracing » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:31 pm

So I’m being really thick, before writing my letter to a man in an office... Will this affect any replica or only replicas registered after March 2018...??
When racing was dangerous and sex was safe....

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by nikbj68 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:09 pm

No, mate, you’re not being at all thick.
Read in isolation, point 4.11 appears to refer to Kitcars in general, but following the statement of 4.10, it then reads as vehicles presented after July 2018.
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by nikbj68 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 pm

db replicas wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Or in other words....
A Golf 1.4TSI life carbon figures over 12 years and 100,000miles comes to around 35 tonnes of carbon.
A 15mpg Cobra over 12 years and 18,000 miles (1500 pa) comes to around 14 tonnes.
That sounds like a lot of carbon!!!

At 15mpg, over 12 years @ 1500pa(18,000 Miles) the Cobra would use 1,200 gallons of petrol.
That’s 5,500 litres, which equates to around 4.1 tonnes of liquid, so how does that create over 3 times it’s original weight in bi-product?
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by peterc » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:48 pm

Sam,
It appears I have just lost my reply, but basically yes it only applies to cars after July but it will decimate the kit/ replica car industry.
We have members who are mid build who couldn’t possibly modify their engine to meet 2018 emissions by July if ever.
Yes we must fight this.
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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by amulheirn » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:47 pm

I have cheekily used Stu's car on our Twitter and Facebook pages to raise awareness. If anyone is on these services and can share these links, it would be most appreciated.

https://twitter.com/289Register/status/ ... 7446165504

https://www.facebook.com/T289R/posts/1456313854494920

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Re: Consultation on changing emissions standards for kit cars

Post by peterc » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:50 am

I believe that Nige has already contacted Kev Davies - membership secretary of the UK Cobra Club and I have contacted the local Cobra rep for Hants/ West Sussex.
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