BitwiseShift: No wonder Tesla sales are banned in Texas and many other states.
HMS_Blinkin: BitwiseShift: No wonder Tesla sales are banned in Texas and many other states.I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that Tesla doesn't have a dealer network. Lots of states (if not all of them) have laws requiring that automobiles be sold through a dealer. It's basically why Apple can have Apple stores but Ford can't have Ford stores---you have to go through a middleman.Tesla isn't big enough to have its own dealer network yet. I'm not saying the dealership requirements are good laws (although I understand their utility from politicians' perspectives), and there ought to be exceptions for low-volume companies. But, that would be why Teslas aren't for sale in Texas.It's not a conspiracy to keep electric cars down, it's a conspiracy to keep local small businessmen (read: dealership owners) employed and happy.
p51d007: Probably because no one is brave enough to get them out on a major highway, due to the limited range,to tangle with highway speed traffic?
LowbrowDeluxe: Careful with that joke, Subby, it's practically an antique at this point.
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