Tesla files suit against Ontario government over cancelled EV rebates

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Tesla’s Lawrence Avenue East location, Thursday January 23, 2014.  Peter J. Thompson / National Post Trending Videos In other words, those Model 3 owners who might have taken delivery between July 11th and September 10th would not have received the same incentive as owners of competitive electric vehicles. Tesla calls this exclusion “arbitrary and targeted” and, for the first time in quite some time, Motor Mouth agrees with Tesla. Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” RELATED TAGSTeslaLuxury CarsFeature StoryLuxury VehiclesNew Vehicles Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisementcenter_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS In a recent Notice of Application for Judicial Review, it appears that Tesla Motors Canada is suing the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation for discrimination in its recent cancelling of the (up to) $14,000 rebate offered to purchasers of electric vehicles and is asking specifically that the plan — more specifically an “exclusion decision” in the “transition plan” — be quashed.As has been reported here, the newly-elected Conservative provincial government cancelled Ontario cap-and-trade program in a quest to fulfill premier Doug Ford’s promise to reduce the price of gasoline by as much as 10 cents a litre and with it, “all programs funded out of cap-and-trade carbon tax revenues.” Since the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program (EHVIP) is funded by cap-and-trade revenue, incentives for the purchase of a new zero-emissions vehicles were cancelled as of July 11. As a sop to all those who had purchased an EV, the transition plan mentioned earlier allowed the incentives would be honoured up to September 10 for vehicle on order from a dealership, but they had to be delivered and registered by that date.As has made headlines around the world, Tesla originally received deposits for more than 400,000 Model 3s, many bought by Ontario customers. The problem, says the application, is that the Ontario government sees Tesla Canada as a subsidiary of the company’s manufacturing arm whereas the company itself contends that Tesla Canada is nothing more than a dealership network. For those not au courante on Tesla business models, it has no franchised dealerships and owns all its outlets, therefore it contends that Model 3s already on the ground should not be excluded from the government’s transition plan. But, according to Tesla, the MTO specified that “vehicles that have been orders directly from an original equipment manufacturer [as the government of Ontatio considers Tesla_ed.] but which have not been delivered, registered and plated on or before July 11, 2018 are not eligible for n EHVIP incentive.” last_img read more

France (Round 26): Chambery stops Montpellier, PSG to Champions League!

first_imgShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsThe last round in the French Championship decided the last question that remained opened. The team that will go directly to the group stage of the Champions League is PSG Handball, after they won against Cesson-Rennes with 34:27 (17:11). On the other hand, Montpellier, the main contender, lost away at Chambery Savoie with 30:33 (15:15). Montpellier and Nantes are going to the EHF Cup, with Montpellier hoping to receive a Wild Card for possible Champions League entry. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Recommended for you 1 Comment 1 Comment UNSTOPPABLE! PSG HANDBALL 21/21 in France! K. Moulox 23. May 2014. at 11:09 center_img Related Items:france, Montpellier, PSG Handball I disagree when you say PSG “will go directly to the group stage of the CL”.In january of this year, the EHF changed the rules for the number of allocations for the Champions League!“There will be no automatic allocation of a second place to any federation except the top two (Germany and Spain) of the ranking list For the 2014/15 season ”The french which ranked third, have only one automatic allocation (Dunkerque).PSG (n°2), Montpellier (n°3) and Nantes (n°4) … and perhaps Chambéry if they win the French Cup this sunday (against PSG) will be able to ask a place in Champions League.“The awarding will be decided by the Executive Committee in its meeting in June 2014 after the registration process has been concluded.”source: http://www.eurohandball.com/article/018246 PSG Handball suffered first defeat in domestic Championship 2020/2021 Raul Gonzalez extends his adventure at Paris Saint-Germain until June 2023! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Drowning at Salisbury Beach

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Share 3372 Views   3 comments Sharecenter_img Tweet LocalNews Drowning at Salisbury Beach by: Dominica Vibes News – May 29, 2017 Denny Louis, 37, of St Joseph reportedly drowned at the Salisbury Beach on Saturday 27 May 2017.“It was reported to the police that a thirty-seven year old male, Denny Louis, of St Joseph encountered difficulty while swimming and his lifeless body was retrieved from the water,” Police Public Relations Officer, Pellam Jno Baptiste reported to the media on Sunday 28 May 2017.The incident reportedly occurred about 4:30PM on Saturday 27 May and Louis was officially pronounced dead by a medical doctor.Police investigations “into a suspected drowning” are ongoing while a coroner’s inquest will be convened.last_img read more

Report: Bristol City 1-0 Oldham Athletic

first_imgSteve Cotterill will have been much happier with the defensive side of his team’s display after back-to-back 2-2 draws, not to mention the inventiveness of Kieran Agard’s superb 57th minute winner. The City boss stuck with the same starting XI who extended the unbeaten start at Barnsley last time out. It was a typically fast start to the action at Ashton Gate – quicker than the norm, as City bombarded the away penalty area with cross after cross. The hosts had already threatened an opener before Oldham attacked for the first time inside two minutes, as leading scorer Jonathan Forte attacked the near post to meet James Dayton’s low ball but could only steer his shot wide. It was an early wake-up call that sparked a flurry of chances for a home team who looked on top of their game. First a defensive mix up allowed Agard and Aaron Wilbraham to hunt down a loose ball running towards the byeline, before Agard’s low cross was just inches beyond his sliding strike partner. That came from the right flank, but Joe Bryan would soon try his luck down the left, producing a slightly overhit delivery which temporarily looked destined for the net only to kiss the face of Paul Rachubka’s crossbar and bounce back into play. City were getting in behind their in-form visitors at will. A positive burst from right wing-back Mark Little paved the way for a slipped pass into Agard, who again crossed low with Wilbraham and Bryan in support but ex-City man Brian Wilson was on hand to clear the danger. From the resulting corner, Luke Freeman’s kick was met by Wilbraham at the near post, whose glancing header fell agonisingly between the far corner and the stretching Derrick Williams peeling away around the back. All this was inside the first 10 minutes, but City did not show many signs of slowing down as the first half wore on. Bryan and Freeman exchanged clever lobbed passes over fluorescent yellow shirts before the ball sat up kindly for Agard to strike from 20 yards but Oldham keeper Rachubka stooped to deny what would have been a goal to remember. Aden Flint then met Freeman’s resulting corner from the left with a powerful header back towards the same side that did not sail wide of the post by more than a couple of yards. But all of City’s pressure was not being rewarded with goals, and the Latics were not prepared to sit back when presented with chances to break. Dayton led a charge on 34 minutes in which Oldham had four against three in their favour before the slightest of touches from Williams helped Forte’s shot disappear inches wide. Kusunga then beat Frank Fielding to a Joseph Mills corner but could only send his header over the top, while a Mills mistake at the other end saw his header back to Rachubka fall short only for Agard to lift the ball over keeper and crossbar as he intercepted the ball just in the nick of the time. Ironically City did not start the second half anything like as sharply, but 12 minutes after the interval Lee Johnson’s side were finally breached. As Wade Elliott held the ball aloft after Freeman was fouled 30 yards from goal, the smart money looked to be on a chip towards the far post as Flint ran around the back. But instead Elliott’s kick was short into Wilbraham, whose first time pass around the corner freed Agard off the back of the Oldham wall, who took a touch and slotted the ball just inside the far post. So simple. Brilliantly effective. City finally had the goal their first-half efforts had warranted, and Agard was suddenly full of confidence. Within four minutes of breaking the deadlock, the striker was on the hunt for a goal of the season contender. Following an Oldham free kick in a crossing position only half-cleared, Elliott completed the job with a drilled pass down the line which initially looked too far in front of Agard as Rachubka thought about sweeping up the danger. But the goalkeeper was reluctant to advance what would have been up to 40 yards from his own goal and left himself stranded on the edge of his box, inviting Agard to attempt an audacious lob from near the right touchline. It looked on target with Rachubka back-pedalling only to drift away from the far post at the last, prompting the summer signing to sink to his knees at what might have been. From then on City rarely threatened a second goal but defended stoutly. The one time Fielding was called into action, when Dominic Poleon was put through by fellow substitute Carl Winchester, the keeper was strong and brave in turning a shot hit with tremendous power over the bar. Oldham were a team high on confidence having not lost since August – a run spanning 13 games in league and cup – and were determined not to surrender their own proud record. The luminous shirts pushed higher and higher up the pitch in search of an equaliser but in doing so left gaps at the other end. Another big burst from Little fed Bryan in acres of space ten minutes from time. If anything his shot lacked conviction, but Rachubka could still only parry into the path of Agard who looked certain to score only to be crowded out by a sea of retreating bodies. It was to end with City penned in their own box and Williams making a priceless last-ditch tackle to halt Forte in his tracks. But end it did, eventually, with Cotterill’s men five points clear at the summit.last_img read more