Automobile manufacturer General Motors Co. (GM) said that it has agreed to recognize the vehicle emission rules put in place by California’s authorities under the Clean Act Air. GM says recognizing this rules will make it eligible to receive government fleet purchases from the state of California.
The automobile manufacturer made this acknowledgment through a letter addressed to Governor of California, Gavin Newsom. In the letter, the company commits to comply with the rules put in place by the state regulators.
“GM is joining California in our fight for clean air and emission reduction as part of the company’s pursuit of a zero-emissions future. This agreement will help accelerate California’s nation-leading commitment to tackling the climate crisis,” said Newsom.
At the beginning of last year, GM made public its plans to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035. Back in June, the company increased its expenditure on manufacturing electric vehicles and autonomous cars by 30% to $35 billion through 2025.
The company’s global public policy head, Omar Vargas, says GM is committed to working in collaboration with California to achieve an equitable transportation future.