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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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I was just wondering if Crz needs am E-Test in southern ontari. Since it is a hybrid. I'd not I may consider to take off the cat. Any comments??
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 09:46 PM
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To transfer ownership, I'm pretty sure thatyou will need one.
For license renewals, you will not until the car is 7 years old by model year.
And to do these tests, they now check for emissions codes stored in the ECU ( not tailpipe test). I don't know what the cat delete will do to that (which cat are you planning to remove, or both?).

So, even if yours is a 2011, you have 3+ years before you need to worry (unless you sell the car). If it fails, keep the part and put it back in, run it for a few driving cycles and a few 100km, then try again.

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Well, I understand that 7 year rule applies to most cars in southern Ontario. But from my understanding hybrid cars don't need e-test at all. And I've heard ppl applying green plate for Crz too.
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Well, I understand that 7 year rule applies to most cars in southern Ontario. But from my understanding hybrid cars don't need e-test at all. And I've heard ppl applying green plate for Crz too.
Looking at the MTO site, it says that "most hybrid electric vehicles" are exempt.
If you are really concerned, best contact MTO to ensure that the CR-Z qualifies.
https://www.ontario.ca/contact-us
(just emphasize the "Zed" - or they will reply "they don't make a CRV hybrid".

But that is also subject to change - just as the 5 years went to 7, we went from tail-pipe to OBD testing, and the entire program was rolled out by region across the province. So, as always, you mod at your own risk. Keep the old part in case you ever need to return to stock.

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taken from site: Drive Clean test | Ontario.ca

Exempt vehicles
You do not need an emissions test for:

most-hybrid electric vehicles
light-duty vehicles with a model year before 1988
vehicles that are plated “Historic” under the Highway Traffic Act
light-duty commercial farm plated vehicles
kit cars
motorcycles


I'm pretty sure when I received my renewal form for my other car it listed the CR-Z as Exempt on the form. but that coulda just been cus it was still new? pretty sure it's exempt though, but calling them is the best way to find out.

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When I got my Veteran license plate done, they specifically told me that the CR-Z is exempt from the e-test.
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