Germany has fined Tesla $14 million after it said the electric car maker failed to comply with battery recycling tariffs,media reported. Tesla denied the allegations in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission at the end of October. According to the document, Tesla said it complied with all battery recycling procedures set out in Germany.
The fine involves Tesla recycling its electric car environmentally at the end of its battery life. German regulators say Tesla failed to do so, but Tesla disagrees and says the fines are administrative.
Tesla, meanwhile, said in the filing that it had raised objections in Germany, though the company said the $14 million it is being asked to pay does not affect its operations. The carmaker could spend $12bn to expand its manufacturing operations around the world—- including Berlin, Germany. There, Tesla is building a new super-factory in Europe to produce electric cars. The company also plans to build a new superstation in Austin, Texas.