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Elon Musk’s Tesla raked in $1.79 billion in regulatory credit sales last year, according to a recent SEC filing, as it cashed in on rivals failing to sell enough EVs to meet emission regulations.

Tesla earns regulatory credits by making and selling electric vehicles. It can then sell them to other automakers who have not produced enough EVs to meet emission rules imposed by regulators in the US, Europe, and China.

It has proven to be an important business for Tesla, which does not disclose who it sells the credits to.

Bloomberg, which initially reported on the filing, calculated that the company has pulled in almost $9 billion from selling regulatory credits since 2009.

That might be as much a surprise to Tesla as it is to anyone. The company has expected revenue from regulatory credits to dry up as other automakers ramp up EV production, with then-CFO Zachary Kirkhorn warning as much in a 2020 earnings call.

“We don’t manage the business with the assumption that regulatory credits will contribute in a significant way to the future,” Kirkhorn told investors, per Bloomberg.

“It will continue for some period of time, but eventually this stream of regulatory credits will reduce,” he added.

However, that scenario has largely failed to materialize, with Tesla’s earnings from selling regulatory credits slightly increasing from last year, when it earned $1.776 billion.

The Elon Musk-run automaker continues to dominate the US electric vehicle market, though it’s starting to lose ground to other competitors.

Still, many of its biggest rivals are scaling back their ambitious EV plans, with Ford postponing $12 billion in investment and General Motors reintroducing hybrids into their all-electric lineup.

Right now, the biggest threat to Tesla’s dominance comes from China, with BYD overtaking the automaker as the world’s top seller of EVs at the start of the year.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider, made outside normal working hours.

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