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Tesla hires lobbyists in Quebec ahead of important ZEV mandate and EV incentives

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  1. RSSFeed

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    My home province of Quebec is increasingly becoming an important market for electric vehicles. Last year, the province was buying 45% of the electric vehicles in Canada despite representing only 23% of the country’s population. Tesla is betting on the market in Montreal where it operates its biggest store and service center in North America.

    Tesla’s Model S is also popular in the city through Taxelco’s taxi fleet. The taxi operator is using the Model S in its all-electric taxi fleet, as well as for its shuttle service at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport.

    Now it looks like Tesla is looking to have a voice in Quebec to influence the province’s current revision of EV incentives and the implementation of a new ZEV mandate. The automaker recently hired two important lobbyists in Quebec. more…

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    Not sure if lobbying is a good thing given the rampant infiltration of this type of thing in the US government but getting involved with states and provinces with EV mandates is a good thing as it can help guide and educate them on making the right decisions.

    Let's just hope they don't have any nefarious or self-interest agendas and they keep it above-board.
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