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  1. Sarge

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    In July, newly elected Premiere Doug Ford canceled the generous EV program in Ontario with a ‘grace period’ for any eligible vehicles in dealer inventory, such that they can still get the rebate as long as it sold and plated by Sept 10. Of course, since Tesla operates differently and does not use a dealer network with inventory, that means rebates ended immediately on July 11 for any customers who had a Model 3 on order - and already paid a deposit - meaning their already-contracted car purchase just increased $14K! . This is completely unfair.

    Tesla has allegedly been understanding and graceful in allowing these customers to cancel their order for full refund, now Tesla is suing Ontario for the unfair treatment.

    Should be interesting!

    Tesla suing Ontario government over cancellation of electric vehicle rebates | Globalnews.ca
     
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    the trump of the north.
     
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    not unfair at all, if you are pushing fracking & tar Sands.

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    Yep, pretty much.
     
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    I thought all Canadians hated Trump. Michael Moore doesn't represent Canada? At least he seems to want to tell people.
     
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    Yeah, not too many Canadians I know support Trump. Many compare Doug Ford to Trump...
     
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    i met a conservative canadian in florida last year. loved trump and fox news, a true unicorn.:p
     
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    I don't know how fast Pmr.Ford made that change but you really need to give some time for change like that.
     
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    FACTS, Dougie. They come in handy. You should try it sometime.

    Earlier today (yesterday), Ontario reversed their decision on excluding Tesla from the EV rebate sunset, allowing customer up to Sept 10 like everyone else to submit their claim (good luck to those who already canceled their orders........).

    In the process, Ford referenced the “$16,000” rebate (actually $14,000) on “$100,000 cars” (max price was $75k to be eligible - I.e. only Model 3). Does he even know what he is talking about???

    Sigh.

    Ontario extends electric car rebate deadline for Tesla buyers | The Star
     
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