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Ontario halts incentives for BEVs and PHEVs priced above C$75K (US$58.5K)

Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Via GCC: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/03/20180312-ontario.html

. . .
    Incentives of up to C$14,000 (US$11,000) will be provided for eligible hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (HFCVs);

    Incentives for eligible battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) are now determined based on each vehicle’s all-electric range and seating capacity. The updated incentives vary from $5,000 (US$3,900) to $14,000;

    Incentives will no longer be provided for PHEVs or BEVs with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $75,000 (US$58,500) or more; and

    Incentives will no longer be provided for PHEVs or BEVs leased for less than three years.

It's a step in the right direction, but I wish there wasn't an exception for FCEVs. If you're going to continue incentives at all, MSRP should the sole determinant in capping them.
Guy [I have lots of experience designing/selling off-grid AE systems, some using EVs but don't own one. Local trips are by foot, bike and/or rapid transit].

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