GM recognizes California’s sovereignty over emissions legislation

Deepak Gupta January 11, 2022
Updated 2022/01/11 at 2:57 AM

THE General Motors (GM) is making peace with the state of California. The vehicle manufacturer has published a letter in which it recognizes the state’s authority to set vehicle polluting emissions standards. during the government Trump, a GM supported the former president in his “fight” against California’s strictest emissions legislation.

GM “apologises” and pulls other manufacturers to follow suit

Donald Trump came to power promising to reverse the decisions of Barack Obama, its successor, in the control of fuel consumption. THE California stated that it would not let its guard down (strict legislation on the subject is used as a standard by other states) and that it would maintain its restrictions. Besides the GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota also supported Trump. The president’s reversal took the dispute to court, with California and 11 other states suing the government. in the age Obama, cars should increase engine efficiency by 5% each year, while Trump reduced to 1.5%.


Letter from the vice president and head of public policy at GM to the governor of California. Source: Reproduction/The Verge.

Two weeks after the defeat of Trump in the elections, the GM was already changing position. the current president Joe Biden, former deputy of Obama, promised to accelerate the country’s transition to electric vehicles. The Detroit automaker then backtracked and suggested that Fiat Chrysler and Toyota do the same. With the retreat of GM returns to the list of possible vehicle suppliers for the state of California. This is good not only for the manufacturer, but also for the state. THE GM will launch the truck all-electric silverado in 2023, with some units already sold in pre-sale. THE Silverado EV and your delivery van BrightDrop can serve public agencies due to their functionalities.

The goal of GM is to stop selling cars with combustion engines in 2040. Below competitors, such as Ford, which set its target for 2030, and Volkswagen, which aims to have 70% of electric production in the same year, ending the manufacture of fuel-powered cars fossils until 2035. Check now some images of the Silverado EV.


Source: Disclosure/GM.

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Source: The Verge

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