Details for Manufacturers Submitting Information on Electric Vehicles Assembled in North America
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) publishes the list of Electric Vehicles (EVs) with Final Assembly in North America based on Fuel Economy label data submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Part 583 vehicle identification reports submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Manufacturers can use the website contact form to request changes to the vehicle list (adding new vehicles or modifying existing vehicles). Requests should include:
- Vehicle make/manufacturer
- Model name
- Model year
- Electric vehicle status
- Country of final assembly
Manufacturers should also submit or update their Fuel Economy label data to EPA through the EV-CIS portal and send new or revised Part 583 reports to NHTSA reflecting the current electric vehicle makes and models and the applicable final assembly points for those vehicles. This is important so DOE can confirm the reported information when evaluating requests for the list of EVs assembled in North America.
Fuel Economy Label Data (EV-CIS Portal)
The Engines and Vehicles Compliance Information System (EV-CIS) is EPA's database where manufacturers submit certification and Fuel Economy labeling information. Under 40 C.F.R. § 600.313-08(a) Timetable for data and information submittal and review, EPA requires manufacturers to submit Fuel Economy labeling information no later than five working days before the date that the model type is initially offered for sale.
Manufacturers should continue to follow EPA's Fuel Economy labeling requirements under 40 C.F.R. Part 600 to ensure qualified vehicles are included on the list of EVs assembled in North America in a timely manner.
To submit Fuel Economy label data, use the EV-CIS portal.
Vehicle Identification Information (Part 583 Reports)
Under the American Automobile Labeling Act, as implemented NHTSA in 49 C.F.R. Part 583, manufacturers must report information about each model year and carline of new passenger motor vehicles they produce. This information must be submitted to NHTSA no later than the date the first vehicle of the carline is offered for sale to the ultimate purchaser (49 C.F.R. § 583.17). Among the information required for this report is the location of the final assembly point, which includes the city, state (in the case of vehicles assembled in the United States), and country of the final assembly point (49 C.F.R. § 583(a)(3)). For purposes of Part 583 reporting, a vehicle's final assembly point is further defined by NHTSA's regulations in 49 C.F.R. § 583.4(b)–4) - (b)(5).
To expedite the review of this information and facilitate consideration for the list of EVs assembled in North America, for any resubmitted Part 583 reports to NHTSA, include common electric and hybrid vehicle descriptors (EV or PHEV) at the end of each carline name. Adding this description will help NHTSA identify whether the final assembly information reported for the entire carline also applies to electric or hybrid versions of those vehicle models.
For information on reporting and points of contact, see Part 583 American Automobile Labeling Act Reports.
Build Plant Data (vPIC System)
Members of the public can use NHTSA's VIN decoder to confirm whether the general build location for a vehicle model applies to their particular vehicle. The VIN decoder's final assembly information relies on build plant data submitted by manufacturers through NHTSA's Product Information Catalog and Vehicle Listing (vPIC) system. Manufacturers should ensure this information is up to date, particularly for any carlines that may span multiple points of final assembly.
To submit build plant data, use the vPIC system.