Published on July 28th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
July 28th, 2020 by Guest Contributor
Originally published by EV Annex.
by Charles Morris
Auto dealers have waged a long (and mostly losing) legal and legislative battle against Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model. While Tesla has won the right to sell directly to car buyers in many US states, the dealers’ relationship with major automakers hasn’t changed — they remain an integral part of the retail process. Their showrooms, however, are beginning to move online.
It’s important to note that Tesla’s adversaries in this war have been dealers and their trade groups. The automakers themselves have not typically been directly involved in the conflict, and to the best of my knowledge, none of them have had much to say about …