The big picture: The California Department of General Services sad in a statement released Friday that it would immediately "prohibit the purchase of state agencies of sedans powered only by an internal combustion engine, except for certain public safety vehicles "- it will only purchase electric or hybrid vehicles.
- Just during the policy announcement, there was another who said that as of January 1 of next year, it would "recognize the California Air Resources Board (CARB) 's authority to set greenhouse gases and zero-emission vehicle standards, and which has pledged to continue strict emissions reduction targets for their fleets. "
Between the lines: While the announcement does not name the three major automakers who filed with Trump," the new policy prohibits state purchases of vehicles made by those companies and a handful of others, represented by the lobbying group Global Automakers, a spokesman for Mr. Newsom confirmed, "notes NYT.
What they say: " Car makers who have chosen to be wrong since history will be heading toward the end of California's purchasing power," said Gavin Newsom, in a statement first issued to Calmatters .
- While White House, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler have not yet commented on the move in California, GM spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan stated to the Times:
"To remove vehicles like Chevy Bolt and prohibit GM and other manufacturers from considering reducing California's Choice for Affordable US-Made Electric Vehicles and Limit Its Ability to Minimize the State Government's Carbon Imprint, A Target That GM Shares. "