Bloomberg Law
Nov. 18, 2019, 7:04 PMUpdated: Nov. 18, 2019, 7:37 PM

California Won’t Buy Cars From Manufacturers Siding With Trump (1)

Emily C. Dooley
Emily C. Dooley
Staff Correspondent

California state agencies will be banned from buying vehicles from manufacturers siding with the Trump administration in the ongoing feud over vehicle fuel economy standards.

California’s Department of General Services announced Nov. 15 that as of Jan. 1 state agencies will only be authorized to buy vehicles from manufacturers that recognize the California Air Resources Board’s authority to set greenhouse gas and zero-emission vehicle rules.

The state also said it would immediately stop buying sedans that solely use gasoline or diesel fuel. Public safety vehicles are exempt.

The Department of General Services, which didn’t name the banned manufacturers in its ...

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