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Tesla files lawsuit against Ontario government

Tesla files lawsuit against Ontario government

TORONTO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is suing Ontario's new government, claiming it was treated unfairly in the cancellation of a program providing rebates to residents who bought electric vehicles.

Tesla Motors Canada said in court documents Thursday the decision by Premier Doug Ford's conservative government to cancel the program in July left hundreds of customers ineligible for rebates they expected to get when they ordered their vehicles.

It claims Tesla was singled out. In July, the government said the rebates would be honored for vehicles ordered through a dealership if they are delivered and registered by Sept. 10, but Tesla sells vehicles directly to customers rather than through a dealership.

The Ontario Transportation Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.