By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has completed a rule that will allow low volume vehicle manufacturers to produce and sell replica cars—vehicles that appear to be at least 25 years old. SEMA members are invited to learn more about the replica car law during a webinar on Wednesday, February 10, at 11:00 a.m. (PST).
Replica car manufacturers and suppliers have waited since 2015 for the program to start, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation to establish it. Until then, NHTSA only had a one-size-fits-all regulatory framework intended for companies that mass-produce millions of cars.
A panel of industry experts will provide an overview of the new program and practical considerations for selling replica cars, engine packages, or vehicle parts.
Title: A New Era for Replica Cars: How Manufacturers and Suppliers Can Take Advantage of Industry-Friendly Regulations
- What is the definition of “replica car”?
- How will replica cars be regulated by NHTSA?
- How will the cars meet current model year emissions standards?
- What are the rules for engine packages to be installed in the cars?
- When and how do companies register with NHTSA, EPA, and CARB?