Congressman John Campbell has proposed the “Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturer’s Act,” an act that introduces a new regulatory system designed to work specifically for companies that produce no more than 1,000 vehicles a year. Without the resources of larger manufacturers, it is more difficult for specialized carmakers to provide vehicles for safety and emission evaluations before the cars are brought to market. With this bill, it will be possible for low-volume vehicles that are sourced engines already EPA certified to be excluded from additional costly emissions certification.
SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting believes that the Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturer’s Act will, “Allow U.S. companies to produce safe, clean, one-of-a-kind vehicles that are virtually impossible to build under today’s one-size-fits-all regulatory framework. This program will create skilled-labor jobs in the auto industry and help meet consumer demand for these niche vehicles.