10 Jan 22

GM again eligible for California state fleet purchases

Road sign in California.

General Motors has announced that it will comply with California's vehicle emission standards. This will make it eligible for state government fleet purchases.  

In a message sent to California governor Gavin Newsom, GM said it would align with the state's own emission rules, which California is entitled to do under the Clean Air Act. In doing so, GM becomes eligible for purchases for the state government's various vehicle fleets. 

Thus ends a three-year standoff between the California governor and the Detroit automaker. In 2019, Newsom decided no longer to buy vehicles manufactured by GM, as the company at that time supported the then-Trump administration's decision to bar California from setting its own vehicle emission standards. 

In its letter to Newsom, GM said it now supports California in the fight for clean air and CO2 emission reduction, as a part of the company's zero-emission policy. 

GM aims to become fully electric by 2035, through an investment of $35 billion towards electric and autonomous vehicles. The automaker plans to release at least 30 EV models by 2025.

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Authored by: Mufit Yilmaz Gokmen