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Tesla cars to get fewer green credits as California tweaks rules

8:22 am U.S. ET | April 5, 2014
Tesla Motors, which had its first profitable quarter last year aided by sales of California environmental credits, is to receive fewer for each Model S sold as the state modifies its zero-emission vehicle program....
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Tesla tops California green-car credit sales in past year

11:31 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Tesla Motors was the top seller of California zero-emission vehicle credits in the past year as Toyota led hybrid-car credit trades, according to a state tally....
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Nissan joins Tesla in selling green-car credits to boost revenue

3:04 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 29, 2013
Nissan, the most prolific electric-car maker, has begun selling green-car credits under California's clean-air rules. The only automaker that had previously disclosed doing so is Tesla. California requires large automakers to sell electric or other zero-emission vehicles in proportion to their share of the largest state market for cars and trucks....
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Tesla profits could be challenged by Calif. credit-rule change

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2013
A pending rule change by the California Air Resources Board could limit Tesla Motors' ability to earn money by selling zero-emissions credits -- a key factor in the company's first-quarter profit. The agency is evaluating whether to eliminate the "fast-refueling" rule that allows electric vehicles with quick-swap batteries to gain bonus credits under CARB's regulations....
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