Does anyone else think we'll (cdn sigs) get finalize e-mails next week? (or am I setting myself up for disappointment?)
Performance 85kWh, custom 19" Forgestar c5fv wheels, white ext, black/CF int, panoramic roof, tech, sound, twin chargers.
VIN P 3552 - 60 kWh with Supercharging, Green, Black Roof, Black Leather, Piano Black trim, Tech Package, Active Air Suspension, 19" Wheels.
Reserved February 2010 (US P 1,620). Delivered January 2013.
"As of January 1, 2002, at least 62.5 percent of a passenger car or light truck's net cost must be of value originating in North America. All other vehicles must reach 60 percent North American content to qualify for zero duty rates." - Page 10 - http://trade.gov/static/autos_report...rriers2011.pdf
If the import duty is based on cost then yes it would seem that the 40kWh and possible the 60kWh could meet the content requirement. That said for Tesla it is probably simpler (or maybe even required) that the duty be applied to all models since we know the 85kWh does meet the requirements. Regardless we are one step closer to having the Model S in Canada.
If not for the Model S, I would likely be in the market for a CDN$60 - 70k (taxes included) vehicle. Audi A6 or A7, Cadillac CTS etc. The Model S with the options I like comes in at a bit over $102k (taxes included).
I've already calculated about $18k savings in fuel over 5 years (ICE gas costs minus Model S electricity costs), so that still leaves a $14 - 24k difference between what I "should" be spending over 5 years and what I "would" be spending on Model S. That's why I need to go back over the options list.
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