The rebate program allowed Ontarians to get up to $14, 000 to help them buy an electric vehicle such as a Tesla. But now the rebate, and the entire cap and trade program which was focused on saving the environment, has been cut in order to lower gas prices in Ontario.
In response, Tesla is now claiming that the cut rebate targeted their company and has caused them to lose customers who would only have been able to buy their cars with the extra rebate. They are also alleging that they were treated differently than other car companies.
When the Ontario government announced that the program would be cut, they said that any cars already ordered through a franchised dealer before September 10 would still get the rebate but that doesn't apply to recent Tesla orders since they aren't a franchise dealership.