It's faster than a Dodge Hellcat.
It handles like a BMW.
It's made in America.
And it doesn't use gas.
And in many states, it is illegal for Tesla to have a showroom to sell them.
The car dealer associations have campaigned to make it ILLEGAL for Tesla to have any showrooms or service centers in their state, thus outlawing the consumers' ability to learn about and drive the competing product. This also traps the consumers in largely gas-burning cars, which do this about 200,000 times per year.
Following are some of the states that ban Tesla sales centers, and their car dealer associations:
Michigan House Bill 5606 states that a manufacturer shall not "sell any new motor vehicle directly to a retail customer other than through franchised dealers." General Motors released a statement saying that governor Rick Snyder should sign the bill into law. The law in Michigan bans manufacturers from giving test drives. That's right: General Motors got a law passed that bans Tesla from giving test drives.
Phone: (517) 351-7800
South Carolina bans manufacturers from selling their own cars.
“…a manufacturer or franchisor may not sell, directly or indirectly, a motor vehicle to a consumer in this State, except through a new motor vehicle dealer holding a franchise for the line make that includes the motor vehicle.”
Louisiana enacted a law in June 2017 that bans direct to consumer sales of vehicles.
Phone: (225) 769-5500
Fax: (225) 769-2085
West Virginia does not allow Tesla-owned stores or showrooms.
Oklahoma currently bans direct sales by auto manufacturers.
So this is the situation: The government has outlawed our freedom to test-drive the best car because they were 'convinced' to do so by the car dealers... but we don't need to be suppressed by them: You can get your Tesla at Tesla.com just like I did... my only regret is not doing it a few years earlier!
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