The big picture: The California Department of General Services, sad in a statement issued on Friday, said that, with immediate effect, "it would prohibit the purchase by state agencies of any sedan powered exclusively by an internal combustion engine, with exemptions for certain vehicles. public safety "- would only buy electric or hybrid vehicles.
- Just below that policy announcement was another that stated that, starting January 1 next year, "it would recognize the authority of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to set greenhouse gas standards and zero-emission vehicles. committed to continue to strictly reduce emissions. targets for their fleets. "
Between the lines: Although the announcement does not cite the three major automakers on Trump's side, "the new policy amounts to banning state purchases of vehicles made by these companies and several others, represented by the Global Automakers lobby group, spokesman for Mr Newsom confirmed. "notes the NYT.
What are they saying "Carmakers who have chosen to be on the wrong side of history will be on the losing side of California's purchasing power, "Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement for the first time. Calmatters.
- While the White House, Toyota and Fiat Chrysler have not yet commented on California's decision, GM spokeswoman Jeannine Ginivan issued a statement to the Times:
"Removing vehicles like the Chevy Bolt and banning GM and other manufacturers from considering will reduce California's options for affordable US-made electric vehicles and limit their ability to meet their goal of minimizing the state government's carbon footprint. goal that GM shares ".