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Why you can't buy a Tesla in these states

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It’s hard to pin down exactly how many states truly don’t want Tesla to open dealerships. Sixteen states have laws on the books that would prevent that, but Tesla hasn’t challenged those laws yet in some of them. More on that in a moment.

Here are those states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas.

Then there are nine states that limit the number of dealerships Tesla can open: Colorado (limit: one), North Carolina (one), Virginia (two), Georgia (five), Maryland (four), New Jersey (four), New York (five), Ohio (three), Pennsylvania (five). (These totals don’t count the “galleries” that Tesla has opened in some states, where you can see the cars and ask questions—but you can’t even discuss buying one.)

My Neighbor got 170 Teslas sitting at the Auction and they can not get even Parts to repair Body Damage to roll them thru the Auction. I think in the long run Tesla Cars will turn out like Sears selling Scooters.

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Where Tesla is banned
It’s hard to pin down exactly how many states truly don’t want Tesla to open dealerships. Sixteen states have laws on the books that would prevent that, but Tesla hasn’t challenged those laws yet in some of them. More on that in a moment.

Here are those states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Texas.

Then there are nine states that limit the number of dealerships Tesla can open: Colorado (limit: one), North Carolina (one), Virginia (two), Georgia (five), Maryland (four), New Jersey (four), New York (five), Ohio (three), Pennsylvania (five). (These totals don’t count the “galleries” that Tesla has opened in some states, where you can see the cars and ask questions—but you can’t even discuss buying one.)

My Neighbor got 170 Teslas sitting at the Auction and they can not get even Parts to repair Body Damage to roll them thru the Auction. I think in the long run Tesla Cars will turn out like Sears selling Scooters.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cant-...161318245.html

I know Tesla has been so controversial over in usa land but what was the reason it cant have a dealership in certain places again ?
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As far as I know, some states prohibit car sales directly to consumers from the manufacturer. They require a third-party dealership - which Tesla refuses to do.
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As far as I know, some states prohibit car sales directly to consumers from the manufacturer. They require a third-party dealership - which Tesla refuses to do.
But Apple can do the same thing ?
I know its not a car maker but its in the works or rumoured .
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But Apple can do the same thing ?
I know its not a car maker but its in the works or rumoured .

I'd chalk it up to politics, special interest groups, and lobbying. Car dealer associations probably lobbied for those laws and contributed to the campaigns of candidates who supported them. I also suspect those laws have been on the books for 50 years or more. Computer and cell phone dealers aren't that well organized.
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I'd chalk it up to politics, special interest groups, and lobbying. Car dealer associations probably lobbied for those laws and contributed to the campaigns of candidates who supported them. I also suspect those laws have been on the books for 50 years or more. Computer and cell phone dealers aren't that well organized.
Be interesting if in the future Apple come out with a car and has the same issue selling
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Be interesting if in the future Apple come out with a car and has the same issue selling

I'm sure they would. Although why anyone would want to buy an Apple vehicle is beyond me, given the amount of control they try to maintain over their products . It would probably would stop working if you took it to an independent shop, installed 3rd party seat covers, or when they came out with the next generation.
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I'm sure they would. Although why anyone would want to buy an Apple vehicle is beyond me, given the amount of control they try to maintain over their products . It would probably would stop working if you took it to an independent shop, installed 3rd party seat covers, or when they came out with the next generation.
I think they would include headlights on next years model and 5 mile more range on the next model of car .

At least i can bet they have purchased / have the rights to the name “ i Car “.
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I wonder if having a dealership in a state triggers some legal compulsion
on state resources.

Having to supply either the charging points, or provide locations where they can be built.

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