Tesla has sued the government of Ontario, Canada after the province scrapped a rebate initiative for purchases of electric cars. Upon assuming power last July, Premier Doug Ford’s conservative government announced the end of several green energy programmes, including several thousands of dollars in rebates for electric-car buyers.
Tesla said in a complaint, Ontario “left hundreds of Tesla Canada’s customers in the unfair position of no longer being eligible for the rebate they had expected to receive when they ordered their vehicles while purchasers of other brands and from other dealers will still receive the rebate during a transition period”.
Customers who ordered their car before July can still benefit from the programme until mid-September—except for hundreds of Tesla customers, according to the firm.
It wants the provincial government to reverse the decision, which it claims was made without consultation.