My favorite line from Tim W. Jackson, president, Colorado Automobile Dealers Association on what would happen if Tesla went belly up: "If that were to happen, and consumers were left high and dry without a place to have their Tesla cars serviced, he said, it would do great damage to the good reputation of all auto dealers."
I suspect a large proportion of the people that have ever purchased a new car might take exception to the idea that car dealers have a good reputation.
Unfortunately car dealers have a disproportionate voice in state politics and I think it's foolish for politicians to legislate against new business models before we get a chance to see if there is some good that come out of them.
Auto Dealers’ Fight Against Tesla Stores: Elon Musk Weighs In
Tesla Motors is facing a formidable opponent it may not have sufficiently appreciated: the auto dealers of America, and their state associations. Tesla, you may remember, is selling its electric cars …
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