10 Reasons Why Tesla Should Be Set Free From Franchise Laws

2. Tesla Wants To Offer EVS Unfettered

Walking a customer through this different kind of car takes time. Tesla makes it totally hands on as well with the infotainment and some functions operative.

Walking a customer through this different kind of car takes time. Tesla makes it totally hands on as well with the infotainment and some functions operative.

Says Musk:

“By the time most people decide to head to their local dealer, they have already pretty much decided what car they want to buy, which is usually the same make as their old car. At that point it is largely just a matter of negotiating with the dealer on price. Tesla, as a new carmaker, would therefore rarely have the opportunity to educate potential customers about Model S if we were positioned in typical auto dealer locations.

“That is why we are deliberately positioning our store and gallery locations in high foot traffic, high visibility retail venues, like malls and shopping streets that people regularly visit in a relatively open-minded buying mood. This allows us to interact with potential customers and have them learn about our cars from Tesla Product Specialists before they have decided which new car to buy.”