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Discussion in 'Hong Kong' started by garethmchau, Jul 29, 2017.
this gives time for the idiots at HK gov to reverse their FRT decision
Why would they do that ? They achieved what they wanted. Less new cars are registered which will reduce congestion. Their take is that the FRT exception regulated in more cars on hk streets.
Also for model 3 the FRT advantage is still 100k which probably covers a good portion for a lower priced car.
I worked out for the base model of USD 35,000
It will cost around HKD 330,000 on the road.
I guess that price is ok if you can get free unlimited supercharging.
Probably not much chance of the FRT being waved again. We also shouldn't be too surprised if they eventually take the $97.5K incentive away too....especially close to Model 3 order or delivery time.
The Lobbyists are really trying their best to kill Tesla in Hong Kong...and the Government puppets are just going along with it.
Except the figures don't show that. Sure, EV registrations are down, but ICE registrations are up. Total registrations still increasing each month, so more and more cars hit ours steets (just dirtier ones).
ironic that air quality was so poor this weekend.
those who're planning to buy a car will buy one anyway, just that you'll end up going ICE rather than EV. If road congestion and air pollution are the two main issues the government's REALLY trying to tackle, they'd waive the FRT exemption for EV (so they do tax you for buying EV), and UP the FRT for ICE so it's even heavier. the point is to maintain a tax parity between the two.
and saying the government is just subsidising people to buy teslas isn't fair. the gov has been subsidsing oil and ICE in hong kong for decades