Company cited for producing uncertified stretch limousines
Vehicles were illegally offered for sale in California
Calif.-based business was cited for modifying California-certified vehicles by
transforming them into stretch limos.
The modifications voided the original manufacturers’ emissions
certification and rendered the vehicles illegal for sale or use in
Companies such as LA Custom can modify vehicles into stretch limousines provided they certify the vehicle with ARB. The stretch limos are not covered by the original manufacturers’ certification.
“Just like every other vehicle in
The problem typically starts when a vehicle that is not intended to become stretch limo is modified beyond the original weight and length to which it was first certified by the original manufacturer. Any changes to a vehicle’s design, weight, fuel system and capacity can significantly affect smog-forming emissions. Exposure to smog has been linked to health problems and can exacerbate common respiratory conditions such as asthma.
As part of its
agreement with the state, LA Custom Coach will pay $10,000 to the California
Air Pollution Control Fund which supports projects and research aimed at improving
The Air Resources Board is a department of the
California Environmental Protection Agency.
ARB’s mission is to promote and protect public health, welfare, and
ecological resources through effective reduction of air pollutants while
recognizing and considering effects on the economy. The ARB oversees all air pollution control