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$14,000 Ontario BEV Rebate Cancellation Impact

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aximrocks wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 8:12 am
definitely! I paid only $18420 all-in for my 2017 FFE. can probably sell it for $21000 now.
I highly doubt it!
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Apr 4, 2017
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Incentives for electric vehicle charging stations will end immediately, Ministry of Transportation says

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4743579

While the Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive program was cancelled as of Wednesday, charging stations purchased and/or installed before July 11 will be able to receive incentives through the program if the application is submitted within 60 days.
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what happens if your car has been delayed till September? you made the purchase in February.
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While the Electric Vehicle Charging Incentive program was cancelled as of Wednesday, charging stations purchased and/or installed before July 11 will be able to receive incentives through the program if the application is submitted within 60 days.
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I spent about 30 minutes looking for loopholes.. I'd almost move to quebec for a day (Dec. 31st) and file quebec taxes, but that seems to be very complicated :)
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ysl5710 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 8:58 am
what happens if your car has been delayed till September? you made the purchase in February.
You'll get the rebate as long as it's insured and plated by Sept 10. Time to pressure the dealer to deliver!
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ysl5710 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 8:58 am
what happens if your car has been delayed till September? you made the purchase in February.
You're on the hook for the full amount if you don't get the car before the cut-off.... either that or walk away from the deposit.

Maybe go talk to the dealer now, see if you can work something out?
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booblehead wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 9:19 am
^ you just need a time machine
Yep. Two years back when the S qualified ;)
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Apr 14, 2016
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I just don't believe that 50K is a realistic price for a car.
So I see them powering the price in On to match the price in Qc or other provinces.
I am sure both US an Canada's Gov had a deal with manufacturing companies
You raise the price we will apply the rebate and both still make money but people will think we are helping them .
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Oct 12, 2007
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So what other provinces have EV incentives? BC has a flat $5000 incentive and a $3000-6000 trade-in used gas car incentive that requires reservations.
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yyzaf1 wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 10:03 am
I just don't believe that 50K is a realistic price for a car.
So I see them powering the price in On to match the price in Qc or other provinces.
I am sure both US an Canada's Gov had a deal with manufacturing companies
You raise the price we will apply the rebate and both still make money but people will think we are helping them .
I actually don't see this happening until the manufacturers build up enough inventory in regions with rebates. As long as they can sell fistfuls of evs where rebates exist, there is no need to discount inventory. If they manufactured lots of EVs to canadian specifications and the canadian market becomes saturated as a whole (ie. no one in BC or QC is on a waitlist) -- then they will discount.

If I were a decision maker I am;

1) Petitioning the Ontario government for a new program
2) Ramping down production of vehicles to Canadian specification to create the "right" amount of demand to keep wait lists and demand at scale
3) Re-routing non-commited inventory destined to ON to other provinces, especially since most deliveries had recently gone to ON based on EV sales numbers
4) Within the ON market double-down on marketing/incentives for Gas/EVs where rebates may not have applied (think dealerships that didn't want to sell an EV a few years ago)

It's unfortunate that Ontario is creating barriers to EV adoption, but Tesla (and likely other manufacturers) seems focused on US markets and China right now....
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vkizzle wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 7:58 am
Quoting a dead man...
soon to be expensive battery pack .
You mean its cheaper if I get a spare now? Words of wisdom for sure LOL.

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