Automakers were forced to choose sides during the Trump administration. It was not an easy position to be in. One option was to join the federal government’s more lax greenhouse gas emissions proposal, and the other was to side with California, which called for a complete sales ban of new combustion-engine vehicles beginning in 2035, among other things. Ford, Volkswagen, and Honda joined the Golden State. General Motors initially didn’t but just a few weeks ago switched sides. And now the final holdouts have done that as well, according to Reuters.
Toyota, Stellantis (formerly FCA), Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and the National Automobile Dealers Association has just aligned themselves with the new Biden administration’s sweeping proposal to “achieve year-over-year improvements” in fuel economy standards.