IRVINE, Calif. - Akrapovic America will pay a penalty to the California Air Resources Board after an audit revealed that some of its parts and systems may not have been compliant with California’s emissions laws.
In a news release, Akrapovic did not disclose the amount of the voluntary penalty, calling it and the number of related parts and systems “small.” (UPDATE: CARB announced that the fine was $88,000.)
Going forward, Akrapovic said it will redouble its efforts to ensure that its parts and systems are entirely compliant with CARB, as well as the laws and regulations of the various jurisdictions in which they are sold.
“Akrapovic is a highly respected company that always tries to comply with all local legal requirements,” Uros Rosa, president of Akrapovic. “In this situation, we have promptly and fully cooperated with CARB throughout the audit and are satisfied with the resolution that was worked out together.
“Akrapovic is a young company, distributing top-quality aftermarket exhaust systems for motorcycles and cars in North America since mid-2010,” Rosa added. “We are confident our continuing professional approach and cooperation with local government authorities will pave the way for even more successful business in North America.”
Akrapovic will inform its network of distributors, dealers and customers in the coming months about further details regarding how to present and offer its products in a manner that fully complies with California regulations.
Posted by Arlo Redwine