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Vehicles Exempt from Emission Testing

List of vehicles exempt from emission testing.

The following vehicles are exempt from emission testing:

  • All New Motor Vehicles - for four years following initial registration from the date of the manufacturer's certificate of origin (MCO).
  • Vehicles manufactured before 1983.
  • Dedicated electric vehicles.
  • Diesel vehicles.
  • Vehicles that are fueled by a mixture of gasoline and oil for purposes of lubrication;
  • Motor vehicles that are used for legally sanctioned competition and not operated on public streets and highways;
  • Implements of husbandry, or road machinery not regularly operated on public streets and highways;
  • Other vehicles that are not regularly operated on public streets and highways after providing satisfactory proof to the program manager;
  • Vehicles leased by a leasing company whose place of business is Bernalillo county to a person who resides outside of Bernalillo County; however, an exemption shall not be granted if the person resides in an area, that EPA-required vehicle inspection program;
  • Vehicles sold between licensed dealers;
  • Vehicles with a GVW of 10,001 lbs or more; and
  • Existing electric hybrid vehicles which were exempted from 20.11.100 NMAC as of the effective date NMAC, until such time that a change of ownership of the vehicle occurs.