Tesla, ironically, faces $139,000 environmental pollution fine at Fremont electric car factory

Palo Alto-based luxury electric carmaker Tesla has agreed to pay $139,500 in fines for using malfunctioning burners at its assembly plant in Fremont that spewed dangerous levels of nitrogen oxides into the air.

Tesla blamed old equipment it inherited from the plant’s former tenants, General Motors and Toyota. The problem has since been fixed, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which levied the fine.

“Although Tesla develops electric vehicles and related technologies…