"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Governor Chunk Chunky probably didn't get his suitcase full of money.New Jersey To Tesla: You're Outta Here
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The one thing I don't understand and I'd have to look into is that they're relying on franchise laws to prevent this, which would make sense to prevent the likes of GM/Ford etc from selling direct, since those dealerships exist, but if there's no dealership at all, there's no franchisee?
I also thought that it was crazy move, but after reflection a bit, it seems as a move to protect the consumer. Would you want a car that has no dealer network for service? Where would one take the car for service?
Tesla approved service would address the service aspect, but I do not believe that training and setting up a specialized service for such a radically different car would be financially practical. One might as well establish the dealership with the usual service facility.