Tesla and EPA reach a settlement after Clean Air Act violations


An aerial view shows cars parked at the Tesla Fremont Factory in Fremont, California on February 10, 2022.

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Tesla has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency after the regulators determined Elon Musk’s electric car and solar business had violated the Clean Air Act at its vehicle assembly plant in Fremont, Calif.

According to an announcement from the EPA on Tuesday, Tesla will pay a penalty of $275,000 — immaterial to a business that reported $2.3 billion in net income during the fourth quarter of 2021.

The EPA explained that Tesla violated regulations known as the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants…


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