And US rebates aren't the only consideration. BC, for example, has a very time-sensitive scrap-it incentive that dries up in the first quarter of every year. Are they going to "do the right thing" to maximize those?
Different situations. The US system is a race. When the 200,000th vehicle is sold by Tesla in the USA, the countdown timer starts. Try to deliver as many vehicles as possible by the each of the sequential deadlines.
The Scrap-It program is a counter not a timer. And its not limited to Tesla. Apparently, according to this link, there's still some of the $6,000 incentives remaining at specific dealerships, for specific vehicles that are currently in stock.
Frankly, I think Tesla should market their product completely ignorant of incentives since they are all temporary. But they can do what they want... I just would have appreciated some honesty. There was no vagueness in the wording. I had every reason to expect that as a "West coast of North America" purchaser that I'd be getting mine early... because that's what they said. And continued to say right up until a few days ago.
I don't recall the exact wording, but that's not how I interpreted it.
If incentives exist, Tesla (and all the other companies) have to take advantage of them. They really don't have a choice because they have a duty to their shareholders. The incentive help sell more vehicles. They allow the purchasers to save significant money, and allow many to buy a vehicle they couldn't otherwise afford.
I'm planning on getting ZERO incentives. If some program starts, that can save me some money -- great!