The agreement between the five automakers and California amounts to reprimanding this backtracking. Once the return was complete, California predictably responded with two ongoing federal actions in the District of Columbia, as well as 22 other states. The State argues that the EPO does not have the power to revoke a derogation intended to improve air pollution. The automakers that have voluntarily approved the framework agreements are BMW of North America (including Rolls Royce for the purposes of the agreement), Ford, Honda, Volkswagen Group of America (including VW and Audi) and Volvo. Galhotra asked automakers to “actively consider adopting the California framework.” Other major automakers like General Motors Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Toyota Motor Corp have not joined the California deal. It has also concluded its agreement. The car manufacturers that signed the agreement welcomed the increased safety it provides. In July 2019, Ford, Honda Motor Co, Volkswagen AG and BMW entered into a voluntary agreement with California to reduce vehicle emissions by the 2026 model years, which would allow them to meet a single national standard. The goals would be inferior to the rules of the Obama era, but higher than the Trump administration`s backtracking. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co is urging major automakers to consider supporting a framework agreement with California on vehicle emissions to reach an industry consensus before President-elect Joe Biden take office, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Monday.
Last month, NPR`s Camila Domonoske reported that while automakers have criticized the tightening of emissions standards under the Obama administration, the fight between states and the Trump administration could complicate production. . . .