Tesla Comments on Paint Shop Problems

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June 11, 2019—Tesla has released the following statement on violations reported at its factory by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District in northern California, as noted by THE DRIVEThe statement was released to InsideEVs.

Tesla's statement read in part:

"Contrary to what has been reported, none of these deviations – which we proactively self-reported out of transparency and as part of our ongoing dialogue with BAAQMD to update our air permit – have resulted in any adverse community or environmental impacts.

"Further, the agency has yet to make a final determination on the notices. Importantly, we have not exceeded the Fremont factory’s total allowable emissions, and have in fact been well below allowable levels. Over the past year, we implemented new compliance management software and hired a third-party auditor, additional air compliance staff, as well as a 25-year veteran of BAAQMD, and we are working closely with the agency to ensure we are in full compliance ...”

THE DRIVE, meanwhile, said that it is continuing to request record required to more fully understand what happened, and what both Tesla and BAAQMD's responsibility is for the above situation. 


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