California Boycotting Automakers

California Boycotting Automakers

California issued a statement recently saying that starting in January 2020 the state will no longer purchase vehicles from companies that have sided with President Trump on emissions rules.

The automotive companies that California will be boycotting are GM, Toyota, Chrysler and Nissan. California Governor Gavin Newsom said he will only deal with automakers who recognize and abide by the California Air Resources Board’s authority on greenhouse gas emissions.

The Golden State also announced that it will no longer buy cars that are powered by combustion engines, regardless of who made the car. Starting in 2020, they will only purchase electric or hybrid sedans. They are not imposing the same standards on SUVs, trucks or public safety vehicles.

In his statement, Newsom said,

“Carmakers that have chosen to be on the wrong side of history will be on the losing end of California’s buying power. In court, and in the marketplace, California is standing up to those who put short-term profits ahead of our health and our future.”

This could put a dent in GM and Chrysler’s sales. In the past 3 years, California purchased more than $114.4 million worth of cars from both companies combined.

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