Law and Regulation

CFMOTO To Pay $725,000 in EPA Fines

CFMOTO got the business end of the EPA regulatory stick recently when they were levied a $725,000 fine (settlement) for selling more than 12,000 scooters, motorcycles and ATVs between 2007 and 2013 without getting them properly EPA certified. In particular, they were cited for not including proper fuel evaporation capture systems, and not correctly displaying emissions information.

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Unlicensed Scooters Cause Controversy in Evansville, Indiana

Last week, we made a case for for why 50cc scooters should be held to the same licensing requirements as larger scooters and motorcycles. For the people of Evansville, Indiana the issue isn’t hypothetical. Because of lax state requirements, 50cc scooters can be operated without a driver’s license, and without registration or insurance. This has caused a bloom of small scooters in Evansville being operated by many people who, to put it kindly, aren’t taking their scooter ownership very seriously.

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