Judge rules in favour of Tesla in rebate program dispute

Tesla emblem

Tesla emblem

He said now that the rebate is in limbo he doesn't know what to do about his Tesla order.

Myers agreed, calling the exclusion "arbitrary" and "egregious" in his ruling, in part "because the (Transportation) Minister singled out Tesla for reprobation and harm" without providing the company a chance to be heard. Myers wrote in his decision: "If the government wants to transition out of the electric auto subsidy program, the [minister of transportation] must exercise his operational discretion in a lawful manner".

"He has yet to do so". "I, therefore, quash and set aside the minister's unlawful exercises of discretion to implement the transition program announced [in July]".

Jessica Trepanier, a spokesperson for Ontario Attorney General Caroline Mulroney, said officials are "reviewing the ruling and will make a decision on how to proceed in the coming days". After Doug Ford's government made a decision to cut the program to help reduce the price of gas, Musk chose to sue the government of Ontario for discrimination.

The Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program, launched by the previous Ontario Liberal administration, offered rebates of up to Can$14,000 (US$11,000) on qualifying vehicles.

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News broke just over a week ago that Elon Musk was suing the Government of Ontario over a discrimination claim.

"Bumper sticker slogans might work during a campaign, but they can not substitute for legitimate policy. He has yet to do so", Justice F.L. Myers of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice wrote in a decision released on Monday.

Anyone who knows Tesla also knows that Tesla doesn't sell its cars via a traditional 'dealership.' It sells directly to consumers and so the company claimed this decision "unjustly targeted" Tesla Canada.

"Tesla handiest sought elegant therapy for our customers and we hope the Ministry now does the elegant thing by handing over on its promise to manufacture certain that all EV-owners receive their incentives at some level of the wind-down interval". The end result was that competitor brands were still able to offer the rebates program, while Tesla was not, leaving the latter with a lot of canceled orders and missed sales.

Robert Benzie is the Star's Queen's Park bureau chief and a reporter covering Ontario politics.

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