Tesla accused of environmental rule violations in 2 countries

Tesla has been accused of violating environmental rules and regulations in US and Germany.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused Tesla of violating environmental rules and regulations. According to media reports, EPA stated that the car maker failed to prove that it complies with the federal emission standard for hazardous air pollutants.

However, being an electric vehicle these have nothing to do with exhaust emissions. The EPA is seeking details specifically about the way Tesla handles 'surface coatings' on its vehicles.

There have been earlier reports of problems in the paint shop of Tesla's factory in Fremont, California. This includes instances of re-touching being done at a 'paint hospital' at the same facility, back in 2019.

In Germany, the company is said to have been fined 12 million euros for allegedly failing to take back old batteries from customers. According to the country's law, EV manufacturers are required to take back the batteries and dispose them in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Tesla has, however, refuted all allegations and is said to have responded to all information requests as well.

Source: CNBC

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