How to buy a Tesla in Canada
When I first moved to the country, it was the hottest tech market in the world.
The car was a big deal.
My husband, an engineer, had worked at Tesla for seven years.
My kids, now in high school, were in college.
The economy was booming, and we were buying new cars.
It was a dream come true.
But it was also a nightmare for the people who live in the rural areas of my home province of Quebec.
“I had a car, and I couldn’t even drive it,” says Jean-François Deschamps, who works in the business-to-business services department at an electric-vehicle dealership in Quebec City.
“The electric vehicle was the only thing I had, and it was expensive.”
The problems of electric cars The Canadian market for electric cars has been growing rapidly over the past few years.
The federal government has introduced new regulations to allow for more affordable electric vehicles, including charging stations that can charge up to 100 km/h in a day.
But electric cars can still get pricey.
Tesla has set a goal to bring its Model S to market by 2021.
It hopes to sell the cars for about $80,000.
And when Tesla plans to sell a new car, it will need a $35,000 deposit, plus an upfront payment.
The deposit can add up quickly.
“If you want a Tesla, you need a deposit of $25,000,” Deschamp says.
He was surprised when he was offered the $35k deposit by Tesla.
The company offered him $50,000 upfront, and he was told he would be charged $5,000 if the car didn’t sell.
The company said he would have to pay $100,000 to get a Tesla Model S, but Deschams says he doesn’t need the money.
“I need the loan because I’m not making a lot of money,” he says.
He’s already paying off the $15,000 Tesla loan, and says he wants to make the car more affordable.
“For the first time in my life, I’m going to be able to get into the car and drive it, without having to pay anything,” he said.
It’s a dream, but it’s a nightmare For the last several years, Deschaps says, he’s struggled to make ends meet.
His wife and three young kids, ages 8 to 12, have gone to college.
They’re now in Grade 12.
Deschamps works two jobs, and his wife has another one.
“It’s just a very hard job,” he explains.
“You don’t have the time to sit down and eat dinner, and then go to the office and write a report.”
The car’s sticker price is about $100 per month, but he has to pay that monthly maintenance bill, plus another $40,000 in loans to cover the car’s loan payments, and other operating expenses.
Deschacks says he’s used to paying $100 a month for a car that can go 100 km on a single charge.
With his wife, he can drive the car for a few hours a week.
But with his kids, he needs to drive it for hours on end, and that’s when the costs mount.
“They’re not going to drive to school, or to the movies, or school to school,” he adds.
Deschenss is also trying to pay off a $6,000 loan he took out for his car.
“Now I’m stuck with it, and the amount is only going to get worse,” he admits.
A big barrier to electric cars in Quebec Quebec has been slow to make it easier for people to get their hands on electric vehicles.
The province’s law is designed to allow people to buy electric cars, but some provinces have set strict restrictions on who can buy electric vehicles and how they can use them.
Quebeckers can only buy electric models on the black market.
They can only get a car in Quebec if it’s registered in their province.
Electric cars can be driven on public roads in Quebec, but only in certain places.
There are no public charging stations, and no places where you can recharge an electric car.
Some Quebecers are also concerned that the regulations will make it harder to get an electric vehicle in the province.
“There are people in Quebec who live on the island, who are not in Quebec.
They have to go through a very complicated process to get [an electric vehicle],” Deschocks says.
“So when we were able to buy this car, that was just amazing.”
It was hard to find a good car dealer in Quebec But Deschasts and his family had found a dealership that would sell the car to them.
“We got a good deal,” Deschenes says.
It’s now the second time he’s purchased an electric SUV.
In the last few years,