The government of Ontario will now give away free money to people who buy electric cars.
These are luxury vehicles bought almost exclusively by rich snobs them to signal how virtuous they are.
No one real buys electric cars, because they don’t work. They have an extremely limited mileage, for one thing. Or, they cheat: they have two engines, an electric one and a gas one, like the Prius.
As for Tesla, it isn’t a car company. It’s a PR company that happens to sell a few cars. (And you can’t take them on the highway, or your battery will die...)
But so what? Kathleen Wynne loves them and is giving your money away to people who drive them.
Tesla buyers will get $3,000, thanks to you.
And they'll get up to ten grand for buying other, crummier electric cars.
I guess it’s more fun to give money to rich show-offs and tap into Tesla’s cool image, than to talk about serious things, like taxes, debt, and the continent’s highest electricity prices.
(PHOTO: Martino Castelli)