Arizona bill will allow tesla to skip dealers

Arizona bill will allow tesla to skip dealers

Looks like Arizona is making a strong push for the Giga Factory. | 19 mars 2014

I love the statement "They (dealers) say allowing sales directly from an automaker could leave consumers in the lurch if the company goes belly-up."

Does anyone remember DeLorean, Fisker, Coda, etc. etc.? In fact every new car company in the last 100 years has gone belly up by using the dealer model. Even GM and Chrysler went bankrupt, in significant part to an over-bloated dealer network. So how are the dealers protecting the consumer?

NKYTA | 19 mars 2014

Also glad that he mentioned it isn't quid-pro-quo!

sharpe222 | 19 mars 2014

OMG- something good actually coming from the Arizona legislature! what is this a parallel universe?

stevenmaifert | 19 mars 2014

Gotta love "Despite Arizona being in the running for the plant, lawmakers said the bill was unrelated." Wink, wink.

fikernaut | 19 mars 2014

Does this mean the states which do not get the Giga factory may retaliate?

huzz1970 | 19 mars 2014

There is another thread on this, but there was an article today or yesterday in the news that said a bill has PASSED one level of the legislature. This is almost a milestone in AZ politics!!

thranx | 19 mars 2014

@huzz1970; it's not a's a veritable earthquake.

But it still has to pass both houses.

Rheumboy | 19 mars 2014

Amped must have made a phone call

Captain_Zap | 21 mars 2014

A milestone or a Tombstone? ;-)

AmpedRealtor | 21 mars 2014

LOL @ Rheumboy