RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

Motorhomes May Face Ban in World Capitals

Mon Dec 12, 2016

The leaders of four major cities in Europe and Central America may ban all diesel-powered vehicles by the middle of the next decade, according to Out & About Live, a magazine based in England.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan also wants to expand the city’s planned Ultra-Low Emission Zone in central London and is being urged to make it city-wide.

"In the UK, London's mayor is considering bolder action than his predecessor, proposing an expansion to the planned Ultra-Low Emission Zone,” says ClientEarth lawyer Alan Andrews. “This is welcome, but we want him to go further and faster.”

Meanwhile, the mayors of Paris, Mexico City, Madrid and Athens also say they’d like to stop the use of all diesel-powered cars, vans and trucks, which includes motorhomes, by 2025 to improve air quality. They plan to give incentives for alternative vehicle use and promote walking and cycling.

According to ban proponents, particulates from diesel emissions can contribute to cardiovascular disease and breathing difficulties.

Diesel vehicles registered before 1997 are already banned from Paris with restrictions increasing each year until 2020. Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, says, “Our city is implementing a bold plan - we will progressively ban the most polluting vehicles from the roads. Our ambition is clear and we have started to roll it out: we want to ban diesel from our city, following the model of Tokyo, which has already done the same.”

Additional Information: https://www.outandaboutlive.co.uk/motorhomes/news/motorhomes-to-be-banned-from-major-cities-around-the-world