Electric car maker TESLA Motors plans to force the hand of the Ontario government to end the subsidy given to electric car buyers in Ontario. A lawsuit was filed on August 10 following this measure by the Conservative Government of Doug Ford. The generous program in Ontario allowed for a credit of up to $ 14,000 for the purchase of an expensive car like Tesla.
According to Tesla, this is a measure that directly targets the company. Here is an excerpt from Tesla Motors’ application:
“The unjustified targeting of Tesla Canada and its customers was done without warning Tesla or giving an opportunity to provide an answer” … “Tesla Canada has not received any reason for its exclusion. An arbitrary, totally unreasonable decision that should be annulled. ” -You’re here
Some say the end of this measure to facilitate the purchase of electric vehicles is a protectionist measure that is directly aimed at promoting the purchase of regular vehicles built in Ontario.