Big Picture: The California Department of Municipal Services, sad in a statement released late Friday, said that, effective immediately, "it will ban the purchase by state agencies of any sedans powered solely by internal combustion engine, with the exception of certain public safety vehicles' – will only buy electric or hybrid vehicles.
- Just below this policy announcement was another clarification that, from January 1, 2010, it would "recognize the authority of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set greenhouse gas and zero emissions standards for committed vehicles." to continue. strict emission reduction targets for their fleets. "
Between the lines: Until the announcement lists the three major carmakers who have stood up to Trump," the new policy means banning government purchases of vehicles made by these companies and a handful of others represented by the lobbyist A group of Global Automakers, a spokesman for Mr. Newsom, confirmed, "NYT notes.
What they say:" Car manufacturers who chose to err on the side of history will be on the losing end of California's purchasing power, " said Governor Gavin Newsome in statement first issued to Calmatters .
- While the White House, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler have not yet commented on the move of California, GM spokesman Jeanine Jinivan issued a statement to the Times:
means such as the Chevy Bolt and the prohibition of GM and other manufacturers from considering reducing California's choice of affordable electric vehicles of American origin and limiting its ability to achieve its goal of minimizing the government's carbon footprint, which GM shares. "