Legacy auto makers in the US, years ago, established “dealerships and agreements” in order to sell their cars.
Today, with online/internet capabilities, the dealership is no longer needed, in order to reach potential customers.
In addition, Lower service needs of EVs, equals lower need for dealership service departments.
Yet the Legacy “rules” are a problem. And are being used to try to stop Tesla sales.
Tesla doesn’t use dealerships, preferring instead to market direct to consumer and cut out the middleman dealerships.
Tesla has found a way around this? Fall2021 news.
Tesla builds 1st store on tribal land, dodges state car laws
Adding dealership cost onto the auto makers costs, increases the pressure on profit margins…
Which reportedly strengthens Tesla’s competitive position.
Legacy auto makers are in controversy with their dealerships.
GM NO OPTION but to “Lay Down the Law” or Will Bankrupt, WARNING Tesla.
In addition, “a small minority” of legacy dealerships are unscrupulously gouging customers. LOLOLOLOL
No. … ROFLMAO
Will there be more pain for the USian consumer?
BYD, NIO, Xpeng, and other Chinese models are reortedly being introduced in many other countries… but I don’t hear “in the US”.
(BYD apparently sells busses? But no personal vehicles yet?)
Since the Chinese NEV makers are copying the Tesla plan, will they be prevented from selling in the US?
Us automakers are famously resisting the shift to EVs.
Will US legacy automakers be “protected” from foreign competition?
Will USians be forced to endure with ICE vehicles simply due to the Legacy?