Before we registered the car, we had to take it to a vehicle emission inspection station. Now, having lived in California for 31 years, I had certain expectations of what this test would be like.
Fortunately, I picked the fastest moving line.
We pulled in and the attendant connect his device to the car. About one minute later, he asked “Is the car running?”
He was serious! I guess the car was producing so little emissions that he thought I had turned the car off!
I replied “Yes. This is a California car. It should pass with no problem!”
And it did!