Tesla finally began deliveries of the Standard Range (SR) Model Y in Canada earlier this month after more than a month of unexplained delays. It was hoped the extra time was to get the electric SUV to qualify for the federal iZEV rebate, but that didn’t end up happening.
Or did it? Over the last few days Drive Tesla has been contacted by several soon-to-be SR Model Y owners in B.C. who have been told their deliveries are on hold, again.
So far the explanation given to these customers for the delay is that it has to do with the provincial CEV for BC rebate. Some have been told the $3,000 rebate fund is empty. This is not true as the website clearly shows more than $1.3M available at the time of publication.
The other explanation is that the rebate “is not available at this time.” Again this is not true as deliveries have been happening in Vancouver for two weeks, with each customer getting $3,000 off.
Complicating the issue further is Tesla’s unexplained removal of the SR Model Y from their Design Studio. A Sales Advisor in Toronto has since confirmed the SR Model Y has been discontinued, but all existing orders will be fulfilled.
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