Canadian Company Pays Tesla Model 3 Deposits For Its Employees

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Originally published on TeslaMondo.

Traction on Demand on winter retreat. Clearly Canadian.

TeslaMondo reached out to the company for some bullet points about this Model ☰ incentive program. Block your ears, because here come them bullets:

  • Almost 200 people in the company. 65% of respondents have said they’re going to take advantage of the program.
  • Around 10 people put down deposits before the program began and they have been reimbursed.
  • We expect to see over 100 Teslas in the parking lot once the orders are fulfilled.
  • Our building has already committed to 3 charging stations, and we’re looking to grow that number based on the response to this program.
  • Greg Malpass is Traction’s Founder and CEO – he purchased his Model S in 2014.
  • We’re a software consulting and development firm and we’ve actually done work with Tesla Motors themselves.
  • The purpose of the program is to inspire our community of employees as well as other purpose driven organizations to invest in sustainable technologies, like the Model 3.

More details here.

Imagine, for a minute, if this trend spreads to other companies. The world does contain, um, quite a few companies.

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32 thoughts on “Canadian Company Pays Tesla Model 3 Deposits For Its Employees

  • Very clever way to retain top talents! The more delayed delivery of Tesla Model 3, the longer the employees will hang on! Ha ha ha!

    • Will you plz stop being a Pro-Volt Anti-Tesla troll..

      • Excuse her for straying into your tesla club forum.

        • Tesla club eh?
          Love how everyone has to label things like a bunch of dullard traditionalists.
          The fact being I’m of no club, I bear no allegiances.
          Not to any nation, any club, hell not even to my species. The only thing I label myself as is an Earthling, one of Trillions.
          To me greentech on a massive scale can aid my kin, Tesla among others are at least attempting that at scale, for this specific branches of the company have my support. That does not make me a fan, only sharing a common enemy of pollution.

          • Now just compare the whole scope of clean technologies, wind solar, fcev, phev, flow batteries you name it and the amount of power, money, human resources and everything else they operate and compare it to a company that barely sold 100 thousand cars and the coverage it gets in comparison to everything else. It should be one article in a hundred. Then you can talk about bias.

          • Tesla isn’t about what they have done but will do.

          • Will you plz stop being a Pro-Tesla troll..

            Vested interest bias is rarely a rational voice to share.

          • Derp.

          • Is “Derp” an expression of acknowledgement made by someone admitting that they’re a hypocrite or that they’ve been pwned? Just wondering?

          • No, it’s a mark meaning this is too stupid to dignify a reply.

          • If you’re keeping track of the *economics* of going off off fossil fuels, which I am, Tesla is very important. It’s second in importance only to Swanson’s Law.

            Based on importance, I’d expect 40% of reports to be on Swanson’s Law developments, 30% to be on Tesla and competitors’ reactions, and 30% to be on everything else.

          • “I label myself as is an Earthling, one of Trillions”

            There’s actually less than 8 billion of us 🙂

          • Earthlings, includes animals, fish, plankton etc.
            Humans aren’t the only Earthlings.

          • “Trillions”?
            I take it you’re including insects.

          • But of course, quadrillions if we reach down to fungi and bacteria.
            Actually you may manage a trillion if you include plankton and krill.

      • I didn’t see Marion’s point as anti-Tesla. The truth is buyers (especially those down in the queue) are going to need to be patient while waiting for production to scale up. (Yes, she might have used the word ‘protracted’ rather than ‘delayed’).

        But she’s given a great reason for any company to mirror this company policy. Employee retention is a genuine problem. Every person who goes on the waiting list will hold off on buying a new ICE – and every one of those has 10 years worth of pollution to dish out. The more who commit to EV the better.

        • which is typical for Marion; we all know the volt is a great car!
          I’m not sure but somehow I don’t believe Marion’s employer is going plonk down any cash for cars unless of course they’re GM’s.

      • Marion said in another thread that she put a deposit on a Model 3, so it seems unlikely she meant to troll Tesla here.

        Unless her claim of putting a deposit was just a crafty deception… HMMM…..

        Nevertheless, I’m a Tesla fan and Model S owner and I’m still worried that Model 3 won’t be out when they hope it will. Expressing doubt based on their past large misses of deadlines isn’t exactly trolling. On the other hand, I was impressed with how far they are on Model 3 and hope they learn from past mistakes. On the other, other hand, they just missed their Q1 production target, so… doh. They seem to have a “shoot for the sun and hit the moon” company culture that makes it hard to hit deadlines, but it does help them move faster than the competition.

      • Even Elon was happy to share a little joke about their track record for late deliveries.
        Let Marion have her say. It’s hardly “trolling”.
        The fate of Tesla Motors does not depend upon a single comment on a single story.
        Your Quixotic instincts are admirable, but unnecessary.

        • It’s not so much this occurence as much as that the majority of Tesla sales/electric sales stories having something similar. Just gets old is all.

    • I thought it was a funny comment.

    • Golden handcuffs. Cheap ones….


  • “The purpose of the program is to inspire our community of employees as well as other purpose driven organizations to invest in sustainable technologies…”

    I like the concept of “purpose driven organizations”. Especially businesses which exist largely to achieve something other than earning money.

    And if they help release a lot of EVs into their community they will also be providing an educational service. People will talk….

  • It’s a great idea and costs the company very little money. A win-win. Not very many companies were smart enough to take advantage of this.

  • Tsla is the aapl of the car industry… Super trendy brand whores luv it

    • I agree that Tesla is very trendy. Elon belives(videos on youtube) that for people to switch, the car has to be percived as better, and has intentionally set out to make desireable cars.

      But his goal is sustainable transport. Reducing pollution, and emissions. You seem so negative. Are you some sort of “burn baby burn” advocate?

  • If Traction’s founder Greg Malpass truly supports EVs, shouldn’t he offer $1,000 for any new EV?

    • Go troll elsewhere, Mark.

      You’re stinking up this site.

      • You are free to ignore my post.

        You seem to be at the center of many conflicts here at Clean Technica.

        • Ignored.

    • Are any other EVs offering $1000 reservation deposits? Or the kind of performance that can truly threaten internal combustion? This is about maximizing impact on the future.

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