Provincial credit: buyers will not be penalized

Provincial credit: buyers will not be penalized

At the beginning of the year, The Car Guide learned that contrary to what advertised Ford, the Mustang Mach-E Premium AWD was not going to be eligible for the provincial credit of $ 8,000 linked to the Roulez Vert program.

In order to take stock, Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer received Bernard Lamonde, deputy general manager at Energy Transition Québec, on the program The Car Guide sure QUB Radio.

“We ended up in early January with new information that there were all-wheel drive and extended radius battery components that applied to the Select and Premium models. In the case of the Premium model, the manufacturer’s suggested retail price was thus raised above the threshold of $ 60,000. This information was not available at the time [] the vehicle has been made eligible. We have always considered, in the history of the program, that additions such as the extended radius battery and all-wheel drive were intrinsic components of the vehicle, therefore different versions and not as ergonomic options, ”said Mr. Lamonde.

So that consumers who have been misled are not unfairly penalized, Mr. Lamonde added that “given that there was still a gap between the information available on September 1 on eligibility and the information available on January 14, 2021 on its non-eligibility and since we really care about the customer through all this, it was decided to pay financial assistance for all buyers who would have ordered the vehicle during this period and before.”

In short, the first Quebec buyers of the Ford Mach-E Premium AWD will be able to benefit from a subsidy of $ 8,000 from the provincial government, but not those who would have ordered their vehicle after January 14. Remember that regardless of the version, the Mustang Mach-E is not eligible for the federal government subsidy since its MSRP exceeds $ 45,000.

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During this program, it was also about the Volkswagen Polo Harlequin, the unveiling of the electric SUV Mercedes-Benz EQA, an order for 60 electric buses for Lion and some death of the creator of Michel Vaillant.

Road tests

Also during the same program, Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer gave their impressions of the Cadillac Escalade and Bmw x5 plug-in hybrid.

Road tests Still during the same program, Antoine Joubert and Germain Goyer gave their impressions of the Cadillac Escalade and BMW X5 plug-in hybrid.

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The Car Guide, it’s every Saturday at 10 a.m. on QUB Radio, and on Sunday at 2 p.m.

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