Since 2012, Tesla Billions of dollars in emission offset credits Sold to other automakers, and FCA bought the largest share.according to Reuters report, The predecessor of this automaker is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV) purchased approximately $2.4 billion in European and U.S. carbon dioxide credits from Tesla between 2019 and 2021. 1 billion credits transferred in the first quarter of 2021, Actually.
Emission regulations in Europe are much stricter than those in the U.S. market, and they have been stricter all the time. Starting this year, new cars sold in Europe must not emit more than 95 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer, otherwise pollution fees will be charged.For now, the company’s fuel economy The light vehicle must exceed 68 miles per gallon. FCA is particularly lacking in these emission standards, so it paid Tesla hundreds of millions of dollars to make its Tesla cars considered part of the company’s “pool”. in Europe.Because the fine is much higher than the fine paid by the FCA to Tesla, this is a win-win for both parties.
Now FCA and PSA have merged to form Stellattis. Due to the strong sales of electric vehicles of Peugeot and Citroen, the new company’s electric vehicle series has been significantly upgraded.According to Stellaantis boss Carlos Tavares, the company no longer needs Tesla’s regulatory credit Pass the carbon dioxide test.
“With the electrical technology that PSA brings to Stellatis, we will automatically meet the CO2 emission regulations as early as this year,” Stellantis boss Carlos Tavares said in an interview with French Weekly View. “Therefore, we will no longer need to call on Europe to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, and the FCA will no longer need to work with Tesla or any other agency.”
He added: “Thanks to the merger of the PSA Group and the FCA Group, Stellattis will be able to achieve the European CO2 emission target in 2021 without the need for open passenger car sharing arrangements with other car manufacturers.”
The European Commission is already meeting to propose its next phase of emissions tightening, setting a new lower regulatory target for 2030, and reducing it year by year from now to now. Current discussions include a new goal by 2030, which may be as low as 43 grams per kilometer, or about 155 miles per gallon.
A Stalantis spokesperson told Reuters that the financial consequences of the decision to stop a merger agreement in Europe are currently being discussed with Tesla.