California Announces Plans to Stop Buying Vehicles from Car Manufacturers Supported President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump Reversed Taste of E-Cigarette Ban on Fear of Job Loss: Reports Trump to Award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland, Trump investigators alerted investigators to push ahead of the Ukraine call: report MER during the state's battle over whether it can set tougher emission standards.
The California Department of General Services sent a statement Friday stating that the state plans to terminate purchases from automakers that have not committed to comply with California emissions regulations, including General Motors, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler, by January.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom Gavin Christopher NewsomCalifornia governor makes special choice to replace Katie Hill California regulators open power outage means prevent wildfire Hillicon Valley: Schumer questions Army over use of TikTok | Federal law determines random searches on travelers' phones | Groups push for security fund selection in stopgap bill Facebook's new payment feature | Disney + launch hit by glitches MORE (D) tweeted Monday to confirm the announcement.
Automakers that have chosen to be on the wrong side of history will be on their way to losing CA's purchasing power.
CA will stop buying vehicles from automakers that have refused to protect the air and opted to follow the regressive ways of @realDonaldTrump . https://t.co/WpW2Eotaxlebrit19459011??— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) November 16, 2019
General Motors, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler have taken the president's side as he loosened the Obama era's restrictions on pipeline emissions and is taking steps to prevent California from having its own rules.
The state purchased $ 58.6 million from General Motors vehicles, $ 55.8 million from Fiat Chrysler and $ 10.6 million from Toyota between 2016 and 2018, according to Reuters . California buys between 2,000 and 3,000 cars a year, The New York Times reported .
California will now acquire cars from Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW, the four automakers that have committed to follow state regulations, according to the Times.
The Department of Justice issued a writ against the four car makers earlier this month, saying that if they coordinated, they could violate antitrust laws.
The state also announced that it plans to stop buying sedans that are "solely powered by an internal combustion engine", except for public safety vehicles.
General Motors said in a statement to Reuters that California's decision was unfortunate.
19659004] “Removing vehicles like Chevy Bolt and banning GM and other manufacturers from considering will reduce California's choice of affordable, American-made electric vehicles and limit its ability to reach its goal of minimizing the state government's carbon footprint, a goal that GM shares, "said spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan.
Trump and California have gone head to head in the emissions fight, with the administration initially proposing in 2018 a return that is expected to increase petroleum consumption by 500,000 barrels a day.
The administration has since  withdrew its proposal to repeal the Obama-era rules and is now considering imposing a 1.5 percent increase in fuel efficiency.
Thirteen states have adopted California's emission standards, and 22 states have joined California in a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency that objected to the president's restrictions on California's pipeline discharge in the state.