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3/4: MSRP EV Incentive Cap hits second province in Canada (now in BC). Please help

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Paul Carter, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Paul Carter

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    Sorry for the repost, but this deserves its own thread along with the others asking for some help in getting the message out.

    Please feel free to re-tweet and/or add to the discussion.

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I've retweeted.

    Can't stress enough that EVERYONE here can help. Just a simple retweet starts to get the message out, even if you don't live in British Columbia. Doesn't matter. Help out our neighbors to the north.

    Here's why capping incentives on MSRP is so wrong (if you're not already aware): Someone with a very high income will qualify for full rebates when purchasing a fleet of Leafs for their business - but the person who has scrimped and saved to buy a Tesla will not qualify for any rebate, simply because the MSRP is high.

    A much more fair way to do it is income-based. Those who make less money qualify for more of a rebate. The more you make, the less rebate you get. Thats what CARB has done here in California and I support that. Heck, Tesla supports that. It's fair. It's equitable.

    MSRP-caps are not fair or equitable.

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    And of course, if this is where you live - write your local newspaper, talk to your neighbors, and make sure to talk to your local politicians. The MSRP-cap on rebates probably made sense on first glance - help them understand there is a more fair way to accomplish the same thing.

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    And we have GREEN support from this guy:

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    It's also not fair that a family that purchases two $48,000 EVs gets two full rebates, but gets nothing if opting for a single $90,000 Tesla. Which is better for the environment, having one car or two? How is the family that is spending less total considered too rich to qualify?

    Also, when people stretch to purchase a Tesla they do it with the intention of keeping their cars for a long time, so it's not fair that they're denied a rebate whereas someone who trades in their vehicle every three years get multiple rebates.

    Keep one $90,000 Tesla for 8 years in Ontario and you're limited to $3,000, because you're supposedly "rich". Buy a $45,000 Audi A3 e-tron (uses gas for over half the typical drive cycle according to the EPA) and a $40,000 Volt, trade them in after three years for two more plug-ins and you pocket over $44,000 in rebates!
     
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    +1 to that, well said!
     
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    #9 Ktowntslafan, Mar 5, 2016
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    I suspect many families "stretch" to buy a Tesla for ideological reasons. They could/should buy a cheaper car-but don't, because they want to support Tesla's altruistic mission "to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport". Unfortunately, this is precisely the demographic that our new "enhanced" gov incentives are alienating.
     

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