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Beyond consumers, other stakeholders in Tesla’s challenge to state franchise laws are the car sellers – car dealers, automakers, and Tesla. This is the second of a set of articles in this series examining what these stakeholders stand to gain or lose. See also the Introduction, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, and […]

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Beyond consumers, other stakeholders in Tesla’s challenge to state franchise laws are the car sellers – car dealers, automakers, and Tesla. This is the first of a second set of articles in this series examining what various interests stand to gain or lose. See also the Introduction, Part One, Part Two, Part Three, and Part […]

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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction, Part One, and Part Two. A More Worthy Candidate? Late last September at a Baltimore conference with regulators and stakeholders from various states, a face-off between two high-level speakers for Tesla’s interests, and two representing auto dealer concerns talked turkey, but no one recorded […]

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As a consumer, you are a stakeholder. See also the Introduction and Part One. This is Part Two on what consumers stand to gain or lose. A Better Way? Tesla’s no-haggle, fixed price sales model has been seen as liberating, saving buyers the stress of negotiating lowest prices. Presented as a peoples’ choice by those […]

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Part one in a series. See also the Introduction. What do consumers potentially stand to gain or lose by Tesla Motors’ insistence on its factory direct sales and service model? The answer depends on a complex set of state-by-state variables yet in play, and while this is a question about the future which no one […]

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Economists have long said everybody listens to WII FM (what’s in it for me?) This article sets the tone for a big-picture series that will wade into this question for all “stakeholders” regarding the Tesla vs. the established auto dealer franchising system. When the billionaire CEO accuses a state governor of protecting its consumers like […]

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To call Tesla “disruptive” is an understatement, as this term applies to its technology, its valuation and impact on the market, and its unorthodox business model. Tesla’s Model S sedan has been lauded by buyers and reviewers, its stock has been trading at 1,200 times earnings with a market cap half of General Motors, and […]

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Pulling no punches, Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on the offensive in a blog post today alleging impropriety at the highest level of New Jersey state government. As has been widely published, the electric car maker was barred on Tuesday from renewing its auto dealer licenses in the state, and will not receive new licenses, […]

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It’s been said “you can catch more flies with honey than vinegar,” and could a new take on that in Texas be Tesla can catch more legislators’ ears with a Gigafactory? That possibility was one angle discussed in a piece by the San Antonio Express-News which confirmed the city is one of the potential candidates […]

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If you were wondering who Cadillac made the ELR for, clues are given for at least one facet of the targeted demographic in a recent advertisement. Posted to Cadillac’s YouTube channel, is a 1-minute clip with actor Neal McDonough who plays a highly successful American businessman in his mid-40s who has it all – and […]

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