Submitted by kenliles on March 13, 2013
After the court win- MN working on licensing --
Statement from dealer's rep:
"We think everybody should play by the same rules," said Scott Lambert, the association's executive vice president. "Tesla is trying to sell cars on the cheap, and it's just not fair because they don't have the cost of running a dealership."
What a ridiculous statement and one that shows why they are losing these battles- lazy in their protected status- Tesla doesn't have them because they no longer have the same value (if they ever did)
from Tesla- they make no bones about it:
"We're cutting out the middleman," O'Connell said. He added that the approach is unique in the automotive market. "That can disturb the status quo because it can change consumer expectations, which can lead to more competition."