The Big Picture: The California Department of General Services said in a statement released late on Friday that it would "ban the purchase of all-internal combustion-powered limousines by state authorities, with exceptions, for certain vehicles." public safety "- it would buy only electric or hybrid vehicles.
- Immediately after this political announcement, another statement said that as of 1 January next year, "the California Air Resources Board (CARB) will have the power to set greenhouse gas and emission-free vehicle standards and commit to continuing has strict emission reduction targets for their fleets. "
Between the lines: While the announcement does not mention the three big automakers who championed Trump," the new policy is to put the state's purchase of vehicles through them Prohibiting Companies and a handful of others represented by Lobby Group Global Automakers, a spokesman for Mr. Newsom, affirmed, "The NYT notes.
What they say: " Automakers who have chosen to be wrong side of the story will be at the bottom of California's purchasing power," said Gavin Newsom Governor in a statement that first appeared at Calmatters was published.
- While the White House, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler have not yet commented on California's move, GM spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan made a statement to the Times:
"Removing vehicles like the Chevy Bolt and GM and other makers of the Excluding Examination Excluding California's choices for affordable, US-made electric vehicles and limiting its ability to achieve its goal of minimizing the federal government's carbon footprint, a goal shared by GM. "
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