ANNOUNCEMENT 10 Feb 2016In February 2016, the government of Canada/Province of Ontario announced a changed incentive to localise business operations.
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The measure is announced at https://news.ontario.ca/mto/en/2016/02/new-rebates-on-the-way-for-electric-vehicles.html. For the concerns of Tesla, see http://www.torontosun.com/2016/03/09/ontarios-cap-on-rebates-electrifies-tesla.
On February 10, 2016, the Government of Ontario announced the introduction of a new Electric Vehicle Incentive Program. Building upon a program that was launched in 2010, the new program will (among other things) increase the current incentive range for electric vehicles from Can.$5-8500 to Can.$6-10,000, and also cap incentives for vehicles priced between Can.$75,000 and Can.$150,000 at Can.$3,000. That latter restriction may have the effect of discriminating against higher-priced and imported models such as the Tesla. The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the 2016 Tesla Model S starts at U.S.$75,000.