Tesla ordered to correct air quality violations at EV plant in California  

Tesla ordered to correct air quality violations at EV plant in California  

July 11, 2024
Since 2019, Tesla has received over 112 Notices of Violation.

Tesla has been ordered to correct air quality violations at its Fremont, California, manufacturing plant. The order was given by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s independent Hearing Board, and it concerns operations at the paint shop at the facility. According to the Air District, the plant has “emitted harmful precursor organic compounds and toxic air contaminants directly into the atmosphere without proper abatement.”  

Since 2019, Tesla has received over 112 Notices of Violation. If the company wants to address these violations, then it must follow a multi-step process that includes hiring a third-party consultant to do an evaluation, creating an implementation plan, and getting the plan approved by the Hearing Board. 

What people are saying

In a recent quote, Dr. Philip Fine, executive officer of the Air District, said, "Tesla's ongoing violations at their Fremont facility pose a risk to public health and air quality in the surrounding community. This order is crucial to ensure that Tesla takes prompt and effective action to stop harmful emissions and comply with all air quality regulations to protect the health of those living near the facility.” 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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