In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, government-purchased vehicles will not buy fossil fuel vehicles in the future, but vehicles with some electrification, the California Department of General Services said In an executive order Friday. The change sits immediately for most California government departments, but some public safety vehicles, such as police cars and fire engines, are exempt.
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It is not clear which type of electrified vehicle the executive order specifically refers to, including the 48V light mixer system (48-volt mild-hybrid), hybrid vehicle (Hybrid vehicle), plug-in hybrid Several options are electric Vehicle, PHEV and battery-electric vehicles. There was no immediate response from the California Department of General Services.
The executive order is just one step in California’s efforts to advance electrification. On September 18th U.S. President Donald Trump announced the repeal of California’s right to set stricter auto emissions standards. California, for its part, has said it will “fight” for the rights. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told the media the same day, “we are ready to fight” and will file a lawsuit against the lawsuit. California Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein said in a statement that the U.S. government has banned a emissions-reduction tool that could have raised fuel economy standards and saved U.S. consumers $460 billion.