Tesla and EPA
On April 1, the EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) introduced a $ 31,000 penalty on Tesla (TSLA) for a ban on hazardous waste at its Fremont-based car factory.
EPA & # 39; asked Tesla to purchase $ 55,000 Emergency Equipment for the Fremont Fire Department as part of the settlement.
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Is Tesla harmed the environment?
In a statement on April 1, Mike Stoker, EPA's Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator highlighted how important it is for businesses to "comply with hazardous waste legislation" and said he was pleased that the agency's settlement with Tesla would "bring the necessary emergency equipment to the city of Fremont."
In a tweet in May 2018, Tesla CEO Elon Musk accused the media of gathering against Tesla to continue to receive advertising from "fossil fuel companies and gas / diesel car companies."
In October 2018, Musk claimed that Tesla helped "reduce the risk of catastrophic climate change." In another tweet that month, Musk said electric cars "to the environment we all share" and said, "Every time someone elects electrically, the future gets a little brighter!"
While federal haulage wastes at Tesla's factory could give Tesla's critics an opportunity to criticize it. These violations do not change the fact that electric cars are undoubtedly far more environmentally friendly than gas and diesel cars. According to a study by Missouri University, electric vehicles produce "less than half of CO2 as conventional gasoline vehicles", although we take into account the amount of CO2 emitted for energy production to electric cars in the United States. The Union of Concerned Scientists has highlighted a similar positive effect of electric cars on the environment.
Going forward, Tesla will have to be more cautious about following the environmental legislation of its car manufacturing facilities. Nevertheless, many large car manufacturers are encouraged to build electric cars, which will result in less environmental damage than petrol cars.
In recent years, General Motors (GM), Ford Motor Company (F), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (F FCAU), Toyota Motor (TM) and Honda Motor Company (HMC) have increased their focus on expanding their preferences on the electric car market to compete with Tesla.