Emissions and Your Moped
So you have recently bought a new moped. It�s a good moped and you like it a lot. In fact, it�s already lowered your monthly gas bill, and you intend to drive your moped everywhere you go. Or maybe you are only thinking about buying a new moped, but before you do, you want to be sure that it offers you everything you need in a vehicle, and that it leaves a small carbon footprint. You are aware of the current problems with fossil fuels, and you only want to drive something that will make things better, not worse. Or maybe you don�t really care about minimizing your impact on the environment, you just want to know if your new moped is legal and won�t get you in trouble with the state. These are all good reasons to worry about emissions and your mopeds, but you don�t actually have much cause to be concerned.
This is because mopeds are defined as vehicles with �helper engines of 50cc or less. The emissions in such a tiny engine are minute, and barely have an impact on the environment at all. Even California recognizes the tiny impact and has adjusted their laws for mopeds and motor scooters accordingly. This means that you can be conscious of the environment and your own pocketbook at the same time.
If you are concerned about emissions and your moped, do yourself a favor and contact your local authorities or check the local laws. If there is any reason to worry about your mopeds, then the local laws will state what you need to worry about and how to fix the problem. It is impossible to give a universal answer here because each state and each jurisdiction is going to have slightly different laws and regulations. Check with them before making any major decisions. But by and large, your moped is going to have minimal emissions and will, in fact, be a good way to help minimize your carbon footprint in the world.