A report by CBC News says “Tesla Motors Canada has won its case against the Ontario government over electric vehicle rebates.”
“We’re pleased with the Court’s decision to strike down the [Ontario government’s] transition plan as unfair and unlawful,” a Tesla representative said in a statement.
The Ontario government said it is reviewing the ruling.
In an application for judicial review that was filed back in Mid August, Tesla Motors Canada said the decision by Premier Doug Ford’s government to halt the province’s Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EHVIP) left hundreds of its customers no longer eligible for rebates they expected to get when they ordered their vehicles.
In July, shortly after coming to power in Ontario, the Progressive Conservative government under Doug Ford canceled a slew of green energy initiatives, including the EHVIP that provided rebates of up to C$14,000 ($10,640) for people who bought electric cars.