According to a report published by Financial Times, both Fiat Chrysler and Tesla have collaboratively agreed on a deal to aid the legacy automaker to withstand the strict regulations of the European Union emissions that are fixed to take action from 2020. This agreement is the first of its kind and over the next 2-3 years, it is projected to equate $500+ million dollars’ value of credits to the Elon Musk’s company from Fiat Chrysler. Beginning in the next year, the internal combustion vehicles must have a fuel efficiency of about 57 mpg. In 2021, full fleets must be amenable, and the fines might add up to financial ruin for companies that are not able to achieve the strict standards.
The European Union rules additionally allow many automobile companies and divisions to pool collectively to create an expanded fleet, therefore averaging out emissions through higher numbers of vehicles. Companies with present little or zero emissions divisions can chain with their comparatively higher emissions divisions to encounter the standards, or if the advantage overshadows the difficult arrangement, they can collaborate with big companies like Tesla. Tesla has revealed this open pool deal to other carmakers too, but only Fiat Chrysler has agreed with an arrangement by company’s deadline of March 25. The Italian-American car maker has been slower when compared with its rivals to embrace an electrification plan for the company’s vehicles that are sold in the specified region and required to purchase more time till a plan could be worked out. The company has unveiled its $10.5 billion dollar plan to come up with an alternate power for its vehicle squad.
As per the EU rules, Tesla gets qualified for the super-credits which allow the carmaker a trade-off of the sales of electric cars against ICE vehicles. In 2017, Tesla has achieved similar moneymaking credit trades in California which has brought in $280 million dollars for the company.