Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) appears to be having some trouble complying with the European Union emission regulations. But luckily for them, they've found an effective loophole through a partnership with rival automaker Tesla.

Tesla, being an exclusively electric company, has no trouble keeping vehicle emissions down. FCA is looking to take advantage of that. According to a report by the Financial Times, they've paid Tesla an unknown sum of money for permission to include Tesla's EVs under their own fleet in an open pool agreement.

By combining their own vehicles with Tesla's zero emission vehicles, FCA is able to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions under the 95 grams per kilometer that will be implemented in 2021. Currently, emissions regulations are at 130 g/km.

This practice isn't unheard of. Electric automakers selling EV credits has brought in over $1 billion. Though with FCA investing in their own electric platform and models, its surprising to hear them going to their rival for help meeting emission standards.

I feel like this somewhat sullies the point of reducing emission regulations, but what do I know.