Trump Thanks GM, Toyota And Others For Support In Lawsuit16
In a tweet sent out Wednesday night, President Donald Trump thanked General Motors, Toyota and other automakers represented by the Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation for backing his proposed fuel economy regulations freeze.
The coalition, which also includes Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Isuzu, Maserati, McLaren, Aston Martin and Ferrari, issued a statement earlier this week indicating that it was siding with Trump in the ongoing row between the White House and California over U.S. emissions regulations. The Trump administration wants to freeze national emissions regulations at 2021 levels through to 2025, whereas California, in disagreement with the more lax standards, wants to be able to set its own fuel economy rules.
John Bozzella, spokesperson for the coalition, said the “certainty of one national program, with reasonable, achievable standards, is the surest way to reduce emissions in the timeliest manner.”
“In 2010 we agreed, all the parties, federal agencies, the state of California, we agreed on one national program,” he added. “California stepped away from that national program. There were no negotiations between California and the federal government that resolved that split.”
Trump’s tweet also said California “has treated the auto industry very poorly for many years, harming workers and consumers,” before going on to say the White House is looking at addressing the issue of the national fuel economy standard.
Trump’s proposed standards would freeze regulations at a fleetwide average of 30 mpg between 2020 and 2026. However, the Obama-era standards that the administration wishes to roll back would have progressively increased the required average to 36 mpg in that timeframe. The current national standard is 26 mpg.
California is suing the Trump administration, claiming it does not have the right to revoke a waiver that would allow the state to set its own fuel economy regulations.
The Coalition for Sustainable Automotive Regulation does not include all major automakers operating in the U.S. In July, Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen struck a deal with California to agree on a standard more stringent than Trump’s proposal, but also indicated they wanted a single national standard for all 50 U.S. states. Automakers will be keen to see the U.S. agree on a single national standard, as trying to adhere to separate standards could prove to be complicated and costly.
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i wonder if gm and toyota want to give trump the power to decide where cars are made?
trump is an idiot if he tries ( but cannot do) to decide where cars are made. Making a foreign car in the U.S is terrible for workers and customers because all of the profits return to the foreign country, and only pennies per dollar stay in the U.S. If he was really smarter (which I doubt 100%) he will prohibit all foreign car manufacturing and apply more tariffs to all imports. The foreign countries apply tariffs to U.S. brands, so why doesn’t he do the same if he that smart?
Ford will not support his regulations freeze because it is totally unnatural to do so!
Interesting how my comment is deleted but this turds is still there…
So GM has one EV vehicle as a company in the States. FCA and Toyota have None. Toyota doesn’t want to shift to EV’s as they control the Hybrid marketplace around the World. And these Companies are siding with Trump Administration over California huh? What a Shocker LOL
As I have been sating here for two years now…I DO NOT believe GM and Marry Bara every time I hear them say they are committed to a Zero/Zero/Zero Future. The proof is definitely not in the pudding. VW I fear will win the coveted “Google Spot in the market” instead of GM. I mean by the time Cadillac gets one EV, Audi and Mercedes will have multiple offerings.
VW is spending Billions upon Billions on EV’s. GM started way before the VW Group and they will somehow get blown out of the water. Go figure.
I’m with California on this one. We need to dramatically improve fuel economy across the board. Its a win for the consumer and the planet. He’s only worried about making money.
California has always seemed to know what is best for everybody. They are so smart that they would perhaps prefer to be their own country. That would be quite a break for the rest of us.
Sorry. California is the largest state in terms of economy and population by far. Even if we wanted to leave, it would crater the US economy. Also, who else would you blame all your problems on then?
I am actually on team Trump for this one.
California setting the standards for the rest of the country is going to increase vehicle pricing even more as automakers add more expensive materials and fuel saving technology that consumers didn’t ask for.
People want SUVs. Detroit should be allowed to sell them what they want.
The emissions and efficiency burden should be shifted to the consumer via fuel taxes Rather than governing via CAFE. If you want a 600 horsepower Dodge Hellcat, you will have to pay more in fuel taxes since it consumes more fuel.
It is completely within the purview of the executive and judicial branches to govern in cases where state’s rights conflict with interstate commerce.
California has already been doing it for decades and the automakers found a way. Also, they weren’t created for some hippy “hug the world“ reason. Back when the standards were set, it was done because smog was a public health hazard. It still is but it’s far better than in the 60s & 70s.
There is no reason for Trump to pull back on this other than pure pettiness. California rejected him time and time again and this is his revenge. How presidential.
Pretty sure a lot of Californians don’t reject Trump. If the electoral votes were given by county he’d have won plenty. If a state can dictate “how” to deliver their votes don’t think it’s not possible.
Bill ClintStone’s Jezebel wife got essentially 2 extra counties in NY in terms of votes and that’s still a ?. We want idiots in California or NY pick the President? Look at their idiot Governors & Mayors.. pathetic
But Calli is run by demoCraps so perhaps everything “they” do against anyone who disagrees with them, is petty. Yeah…
Andy speaks the truth.
California is a disaster… run by DemCraps and looney Gavin Dork Stroke.., after Moon Beam.
This all falls under the interstate commerce clause set to ensure equality of trade among the states. It’s totally a Federal issue so President Trump wins. If Hitlary ClintStone had won ( which she did not or she’d be President) we’d be talking about a different scenario. The aged CAN allow states to go rogue if it aligns with their agenda. Serious people see the chaos that type of thinking can bring.
Again, President Trump wins!
I am trusting my memory so don’t hold me to the exact facts. Back in the 70’s after the oil embargo when some cars were lucky to get 9 mpg, is when the fuel efficiency requirements started to became law. All of the car makers screamed it wasn’t possible. This has happened each time since. Somehow they manage to meet the the requirements. I remember an AP story that said GM spent more money fighting the standards than Toyota spent meeting them. I am not an engineer and I don’t claim to know who is right this time.
We keep answering the call but at a great price to the consumer.
The percentage of your income to buy a car today is off the chart compared to what it was in 1965.
We want clean air but we can not and should not price the consumers out of the market.
Development and material cost today are record high and will only get higher as these laws force even more expensive things to meet the numbers.
This needs to be balanced between progress but with measure to protect the customer and economy.
Get lost California, particularly San Franfeces and Loser Angeles…
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