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EV Dealership readiness study

EV Dealership readiness study

The Sierra Club recently asked members to participate in a nationwide study to see well car dealerships handled EV sales. Not well, apparently:

http://www.sierraclub.org/sites/www.sierraclub.org/files/uploads-wysiwig...

The results mirror my experience.

JeffreyR | September 11, 2016

First part:

Sierra Club launches "Rev Up EVs"

Rev Up EVs -- MULTI-STATE STUDY OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

To learn more about what is working well and what could be improved in the plug-in electric vehicle (EV)1 marketplace, the Sierra Club launched Rev Up EVs—the rst-ever multi-state investigation into the consumer EV shopping experience. Based on surveys from Sierra Club volunteers who called or visited 308 different auto dealerships and stores across ten states to inquire about EVs, we found that there is tremendous room for improvement among the dealerships and the automakers.

Haggy | September 11, 2016

These are the same dealers who are claiming that Tesla shouldn't be allowed to have a direct sales model in their states, because a dealership model will work better.