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US pricing for Tesla coming 2020?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by sitter_k, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. sitter_k

    sitter_k Active Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    Toronto (GTA)
    "Of the 10 vehicles on the 2013 American-Made Index, half of them belong to brands that originate in Japan. There was once a point in time where Americans feared that brands like Toyota and Honda would put American automakers out of business and take away jobs. In 2014, Honda and Toyota are among American automotive manufacturing’s most prominent job-makers. Future versions of the list may have a new number one, however, with the news that Tesla’s Gigafactory would increase the Americanness of its parts to 90 percent, which would beat even the F-150 by a wide margin."

    Does this mean in the distant future we might not have to pay the 6% import tariff?
  2. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Apr 2, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
    Yes, I would assume that battery pack production in the USA would make the car a slam-dunk for NAFTA. As it stands they're only something like 2% short of the mark (60%).

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