Thursday, 10 June 2021 13:16

GM Supports California Emissions Reductions, But Wants Flexibility

Written by Steven Loveday, Inside EVs


Share This:


According to a new report by Automotive NewsGeneral Motors is now officially supporting the emissions requirements outlined by California in 2019.

However, the automaker reached out to the Biden Administration requesting greater flexibility as it aims to comply with the rules beginning now through 2026.


The information reportedly came from a letter written by GM CEO Mary Barra, delivered to EPA Chief Michael Regan.


Prior to November, GM was still publicly supporting the Trump Administration's loosening of emissions targets. However, more recently, the company made it public it would join hands with other automakers in support of California's much stricter rules.


It's important to note, back when GM was pushing back against California's policies, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen banded together to publicly support the emissions reduction strategy.


The article notes GM and other automakers will be "out of compliance for the current 2021 model year and 2022," based on California's standards. GM's plan is to work toward compliance by 2023, and then ramp up more aggressively from 2024 to 2026.


Barra notes automakers should be able to work toward the more stringent rules at a later date, likely since they already...

Previous Page Continue reading »