Tesla fined $ 14 million in Germany

Tesla fined $ 14 million in Germany

November 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Tesla was ordered to pay a $ 14 million fine in Germany for alleged non-compliance with a law requiring automakers selling electric vehicles to collect batteries for environmentally sound recycling.

Tesla announced a fine imposed by the German Federal Environment Agency when filing documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

In the filing, the automaker said it continues to collect batteries as required by vehicle recycling regulations, and the fine is primarily related to administrative requirements.

Recall that Tesla is currently building its first plant in Europe near Berlin. Production is scheduled to begin by July 2021.

Evan Horecki, the brand’s top manager who oversaw the construction of the plant, left his post after Tesla was forced to suspend construction due to unpaid water bills, German media reported last month.