GM No Longer Backs Trump’s Legal Fight Over California Emissions Standards45
Earlier today, General Motors announced it is withdrawing its support for the Trump administration’s legal fight to overturn California emissions standards. GM also announced its intentions to work with the incoming Biden administration, the state of California, and the broader auto industry to set a clear path forward that aligns with GM’s push to an all-electric future.
“We believe the ambitious electrification goals of the President-elect, California, and General Motors are aligned to address climate change by drastically reducing automobile emissions,” said GM CEO Mary Barra. “We are confident that the Biden administration, California, and the U.S. auto industry, which supports 10.3 million jobs, can collaboratively find the pathway that will deliver an all-electric future. To better foster the necessary dialogue, we are immediately withdrawing from the preemption litigation and inviting other automakers to join us.”
Last year, General Motors joined Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, and several other automakers in backing the Trump administration following a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Defense Fund that challenged plans to roll back fuel economy standards, curb the more stringent California emissions standards, and set a single, nationwide set of standards.
At the time, Ford, Honda, BMW, and Volkswagen sided with California, agreeing with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to enact stricter fleet-wide fuel economy standards by 2026, countering the Trump administration’s plans to freeze the regulations.
In addition to being the most populous state in the U.S., California also accounts for roughly 12 percent of the U.S. auto market. California, as well as 22 other states, filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration back in September claiming that the federal government did not have the authority to revoke a waiver that enables a state to set its own emissions and fuel economy standards.
Although president-elect Biden has not yet detailed how he’ll modify federal regulations or if they will coincide with the stricter California emissions standards, he has indicated that his administration will prioritize electric vehicles and clean energy as a means to address climate change.
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It never made sense for GM to back this suit given their large investments into EVs.
GM was after a single standard because multiple standards increase the price of cars. because of the increased cost of certifing the cars
How hypocritical and political. At least wait until Biden is sworn in before kissing his butt. It wouldn’t be so obvious.
Agreed. GM no longer needs to fight such things. Apparently the Electrifaction program at GM has been very successful and production programs can be pulled ahead. MPG as such will be moot.
GM needs support from who ever is in office.
Like in most cases MFGs donate to both parties.
Even going electric they will still have ice yet too. It is not going away entirely.
Reminds me of the nursery rhyme, ‘Mary, Mary quite contrary.’
GM is playing both sides any way. Ice and ev.
Just about to mention that, since the pipe dream of EV only by next decade GM can still sell ICE while Suckerfonia tries to recharge vehicles w/o the aide of coal, nuke or hydroelectric power sitting in the dark but at least GM will still sell them a car.
Commiefornia will just import more electricity like they presently do to funnel these nonpipe dreams. Many people in that state are a fan of ICE vehicles and it is evident in the various types of car enthusiasts in that state. This is just them going with which way the wind is blowing. I can tell you that the wind is not blowing up on the meter for EV demand.
It’s funny how Barra and idiot reps like Debbie Dingbat pander to a communist California governor that is hated in his own state. I would like to see Debbie Dingbat explain to autoworkers in her district why she supported programs that cost them their jobs. But I’m sure she’ll come up with some nifty “retraining” program like coding they can attend.
So true. EV is dirty until a power source/s can be obtained “clean” and not “dubbed” clean without destroying earth’s landscape as well.
It’s like Mary and the others that jumped on this bandwagon, the pimp tells his girls they are loved and he will protect them but them sells out their virtues for a price and takes 90% of the take… my point, easily influenced. Typical…GM wants to expand China sales through China Joe.
Hilarious. Whichever way the wind blows. Lost all respect for GM.
It will be funny to see how Barra reacts if Trump reclaims the White House in 2024.
She may be gone. Using EV as the standard and turning her back on combustion could grain the revenue in 4 years… stock holders don’t care what sex the CEO is if they lose money.
That bailout and crony capitalist funds ain’t going to appear on their own…..
it is funny watching these red states bend over for ev manufacturers. the whole point of evs is to address man-made global warming … a problem most republicans don’t believe exists.
Wrong Steve. We believe in a plan and not a knee jerk reaction assuming China revenues will sore even if it means sucking up to China Joe.
republicans believe in a plan for a problem they don’t believe in. is that what you are saying?
Well said, Steve.
MOST “Republicans” recognize the obvious global “warming” going on. Don’t be an obvious moron on social media. Many Republicans aren’t drinking the “control every aspect of our lives” freaks kool aid, flavored with dire sky is falling “science” of the left that the world is coming to an abrupt end if we don’t ditch our gas powered vehicles & trade them in for bikes, scooters, skateboards, horses, etc
GM under Barra is pandering to a hologram in the basement and his commie side kick. GM has lost the independent spirit that made this country great. The gov has no constitutional right to mandate regulations the market place should decide
still mad about the 13th amendment?
@steve bruh do you seriously think republicans are racist what a fool you are?? Im black and i know racism exists on both sides take a lot at the cult, blm organization and toxic feminist movements. So dont talk about the 13th amendment
GM has lost it’s way under Barra; she seems to take the company in whichever direction the wind currently is blowing. And this from a very-long-time GM buyer/fan.
Must be why GM has just had the largest stock value increase in years.
Barra is a true visionary who knows where to take GM into the future.
You on the other hand…🤣
The rats are all abandoning ship. 😂😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂😂😂🤣😂🤣
BTW, THE FASCIST RUMP IS THE ULTIMATE LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER, LOSER
JUST LIKE HIS IDIOTIC, FAIRY TALE BELIEVER SUPPORTERS
You’re not educated at all. Read what socialism, fascism, and capitalism really mean. The history you’re trying to erase where thousands died for this country can’t be erased. Ask a Veteran to his face how they feel for Sanders, AOC, Ilan, Telib, and compromised China Joe. Don’t use a social media like this forum be brave.
You’re the one who needs education. There’s nothing more ignorant than an idiot who is unaware of his lack of knowledge.
Make Germany great again
Demonizing your opponent
Lock them up
These are all terms (obviously in German) which were used by the Nazis and Hitler to gain power in Germany.
Trump didn’t invent anything. He just followed their game plan. Refuting the results from a certified legal election is clearly an attempt at overthrowing a democratic state.
you forgot one …
“Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes the truth” – Joseph Goebbels
trump’s army of morons proves that.
You all better take a good long hard look at your lefty “progressive” colleagues. The “fascism” is clearly embedded in the modern Democratic Party. How many examples do you want??? Cancel culture epidemic; my way is the ONLY way; group think; wreck the lives & “chilling” lists of Trump voters/supporters; State run mass media in the tank for one political party; mass media propaganda that decides what it’s going to report and what it will ignore; you WILL wear a mask EVERYWHERE if I tell you to; burn down the cities & now the suburbs if you don’t play by my rules; shut down small biz by “EXECUTIVE” order & eviscerate segments of our economy; globalist no borders no country; banish all conservative thought in “higher edu” and elsewhere; big tech censorship of conservative thought; elimination of debate & compromise; mercilessly pummel the crap out of an American Prez for 4 years then DEMAND “national unity”; “fry them like bacon”; “you ain’t Black…”; “hands up don’t shoot” scam; hypocrisy isn’t a word in a “Progressive” vocabulary; redistribute wealth through any means possible; coastal elites flyin private jets while you MUST reduce your “carbon footprint”; re-write our history to OUR way & indoctrinate our kids; advertising boycotts of the few remaining conservative opinion shows; and on and on from the fascist hypocritical “Progressive” left.
Tell me about “The War on Christmas” next, Hannity.
LMAOOOOO….you’re an idiot. You just repeated the Biden/Harris campaign. Makes no sense for me to continue this with you until you dummy up…
Mansel, Actually it’s a Republic state Mr. Know It All!
the only way people are going to EVs in big numbers is the price of gasoline has to to go to $4+ a gallon. the only way this will happen is more federal tax since gasoline is $2 a gallon now. guess who is in charge of raising the gasoline tax ?? it is no longer trump. GM makes all its money on PUs and large SUVs powered by ICE and EVs are not going to do that for years.
You might be right, but IMO, currently (no pun intended), the biggest roadblock to universal EV acceptance by the motoring public is the long recharge time required to bring current-technology batteries back up to near-100% capacity. Even if the number of recharge stations is drastically increased, that doesn’t alleviate the wait-time before a depleted EV battery is ready again for the road. While the ‘range’ issue is very close to being solved, it will be a long time (again, no pun intended) before an EV can be fully recharged in the same few minutes it now takes to refill the gas tank of an ICE-powered vehicle.
the only thing that makes sense is in home charging and this is a problem for people who do not live in their own home. also some families have 3 to 5 cars where are they going to charge ?? i don’t think this EV charging business has been well thought out
Ha, ha, ha…
bill, you must be young not to remember the gasoline crunch when you had to get in line and wait on certain days to gas up. i put in a my own pump and underground tank at the house so i could get to were in needed to go when i wanted to go. just like charging an EV at home.
I certainly do. I worked at a gas station during high school. Dependant on foreign oil when they leverage price per barrel to get US to pay higher prices for crude. Odd and even days based on the last digit of your license plate number. Dumb ass Jimmy Carter… Mortgage rates in the 12% range and unemployment in the 7-8%
Isn’t that the jacka$$ that just accurately stated the Democrats “disappear people”.
Mary barra will be the end of GM.
I just sold all my GM stock.. I have no faith in Mary.
GM has been in trouble for a long time and things look so bleak for a company that was once a very good company and an icon of our nation. I grew up a muscle car fan with a love for all things V8 and rear wheel drive. My passion has been Ford Performance from the start but I’ve always had alot of love and respect for the hot rods from General Motors. It saddens me to see GM struggling the way it is and it all comes from lack of leadership and creativity but we, the people, are to fault as well. I believe that we have failed GM just as we have a lot of other things that pertain to the American Auto industry. Our voice and opinions should matter here just as much as it does the presidential elections and anything else that we vote on. We leave everything to the politicians of the nation, and OUR auto industry to make the decisions that directly affect us! We shape the industry, the consumers, the enthusiasts, the commuters, we should be shaping the industry, not the other way around. Honestly, I hate politics, they’re all liars and so on and so forth but we let them blow smoke up our @$$e$ and we do nothing about it.
The truth is, we lost the industry when we lost simple. affordable cars. The car’s that General Motors was known for. Sure, GM had Cadillac and the GMC Denali brand and that was fine but there was also the genuine Chevrolet brand and the Brand that really did them well, Pontiac! GM is still reeling from the loss of the Pontiac brand and I wish to the heavens above that they could and would undo that mistake. It’s the same thing with the Holden Brand in Australia, GM gave up so much chasing the Chinese market that they lost everything else. Ford almost made the same mistake but they caught themselves (even though they should be doing alot better than they are and they’re doing alot of dumb stuff as well). Both companies were dumb for pigeonholing themselves with their pony cars and then making them so outrageous and pricing them astronomically but where they also messed up was with their SUVs and honesty just their lineups in general. GM honestly kept the wrong two muscle cars with the Camaro and it’s sister the Firebird. I love both cars and both cars are Amazing but the car’s they should have kept were the Chevelle and Pontiac GTO. Not that any real GM performance fan needs a history lesson, but indulge me for a second. The Chevelle was the hot rod variant of the Malibu while the GTO was the big dog of the Pontiac Tempest family which also included the Pontiac LeMans. Not only did the top of the line powerhouses offer raw performance, the offered comfort and a bit of practicality as well. Not something the Camaro (or Mustang) really offered. What I’m getting at is that these “famiies” of cars were offered in coupe, sedan, convertible, wagon and also sub compact pickup trucks in the Chevrolet brand as the famous El Camino (or Holden Ute if you’re from the Land Down Under). Although we don’t have wagons and utes in the USA any more (although Ford is looking to change that in a way) we do have crossovers. a Modern day Chevy Nomad SS Sure sounds a lot more like a Durango SRT fighter than a Traverse. Not to mention a Chevelle SS coupe and a Malibu SS sedan would more suited to go toe-to-toe with the Charger and Challenger, if I may say so myself. No doubt the Camaro is more agile but it is uncomfortable and has no room and way too edgy. Not to mention how many people who actually buy these cars really take them to the track? I know there are people who do but most of us just want a decent affordable street car that can be fun and that we can make our own. Another thing is all of these crazy engine need to just stop. Period. More and more it’s being shown that these new electric power plants are dirtier and more harmful to the environment than any of these V8 powered cars out here and not really all that worth it. To be perfectly honest, This whole Horsepower war with the muscle cars has gotten out of hand because muscle cars were meant to be a working class man’s toy. They weren’t meant to be super cars. That’s what the Corvette was for. Honestly, I feel like if GM were to take the old 405hp LS6 5.7L V8 as a starting point, do a set of heads, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds and cam upgrade like what’s on the new LT2, throw a 10-speed manual behind it as well as a 10-speed hybrid powertrain and an optional 7-speed DCT (co-engineered with Ford), I’m more than certain a minimum of 450hp is on tap with just 346ci with the SS-350 name. A top tier supercharged 6.4L SS-396 should be round out the V8 performance and a 405hp 5.7L RS car should be enough to take on the Challenger/Charger R/T 5.7L V8 cars. Take that same 5.7L V8 and put the top end from the 5.3L V8 and you’ll have a torquier truck engine with a bit more power and it would be equivalent to the Ram 5.7L Hemi. Drop a non-supercharged 396 under the hood and have an SS-396 Silverado along with a potent Chevy 1500 Z71 off roader. Dropping down to the lower end of the spectrum, a revised 4.3L V6 should re-enter the entry level cars with a hybrid 10-speed behind it along new heads, intake manifold, exhaust manifolds, camshaft and other things to make the V6 more efficient, pushing about 350hp/350lb-ft of torque and getting well over 30mpg. Not hard considering the cars will be on the Alpha 2 Chassis. Simple setups with tech to spare. Add in a Nomad crossover and an El-Camino sub-compact pickup and now you can go up against the Ford Explorer and the dodge Durango as well as out do the upcoming Ford Maverick. Once you do that you can now move up the tier to your small trucks and SUV. The Colorado needs an entire makeover and the Blazer needs to be on this platform as well. This platform really doesn’t need a V8, it does need a good V6 hybrid and a V6 diesel. These vehicles aren’t for high speed, these are built for the trail, for hiking and camping adventures and being good, everyday workhorses. These should be for the people who want to splash through those mud pits getting to their weekend getaways and for the ones who dont want something oversized. Above that should be the Silverado 1500 and the Tahoe. To be honest, there should be nothing smaller than a V8 in a full size pickup/SUV. I know Ford is doing alot with their hybrid twin turbo stuff but honestly a simple, small v8 is still best. With the right trans behind it (10-speed auto or a simple 10-speed hybrid) would work just fine. All of this extra stuff is just extra. It’s a truck, not a Prius! Above that should be the SIlverado HD and Suburban.
I’m not saying that the twin turbo stuff, hybrid stuff and electric stuff doesn’t have their place because they do. Commercial vehicles and high end vehicles such as GMC, Buck and Cadillac are all great places for this stuff, but keep Chevy simple. Also, GM Performance needs to be revamped as well. I like how GM partnered with American Racing headers and Weld wheels for the Camaro drag program but that kind of stuff needs to be expanded on with companies like Holley and some of their subsidiaries. Go back to having Pioneer options for the stereo equipment and partnering with aftermarket companies so that customers can personalize their vehicles without being penalized when it comes to their warranties. So much money can be made after the sale if GM would consider things like this. Offer basic packages at reasonable prices and then offer options and people can build their cars the way they want or get things added from the dealership after the sale. That’s the way to do it.
With respect-thank you-Care to clarify some things?