Ontario EV program tweak paves way for more Tesla sales
The government of Ontario, home to Toronto and the most populous Canadian province, lifted its price cap on vehicles eligible for its $14,000 EVrebate
. The move effectively clears the way for moreTesla
sales north of the border.
Previously, Ontario allowed for just a $3,000 rebate forelectric vehicles
priced between $75,000 and $150,000, but the government has lifted that price cap, effectively making mostTesla Model S
electric vehicles eligible for perks worth between $6,000 and $14,000. That perk gets wiped out for vehicles that cost more than $150,000, so those who order a fully-loaded Tesla Model S P100D are left out in the Canadian cold. And we feel for you. Check out the Ontario Ministry of Transportation list of eligible vehicleshere
Ontario is home to more than 13 million people, putting the population of the province on par with Illinois and Pennsylvania when it comes to US states. With Ontario loosening up itsEV
incentive a bit, 2017 may well be a better year than the record-setting 2016 in terms of electric vehicles, especially asChevrolet Bolt EVs
start making their way through the Detroit Windsor Tunnel and intoCanada
. Last year, Canadian's bought more than 20,000 plug-in vehicles. By comparison, Americans bought about 130,000, so given that Canada's population is about one-tenth of the US's, that's a pretty solid turnout that's bound to get better.
Tesla doesn't publish country-by-country sales totals, butthe Model S was Canada's best-selling plug-in vehicle during the first quarter of last year
, moving about 500 units during 2016's first three months.Related Video:
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February 3, 2017 at 04:35AM
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