Tesla Dealer Battles, the State-by-State Score So Far


Quick quiz: You want to buy a shiny new, ultra-safe, über-fast Tesla Model S, but you live in Wisconsin. Are you allowed to wander into a Tesla dealer (sorry, “store”) and place an order? Is there a Tesla service center in Wisconsin? Are the things even legal?

Tesla continues to fight the established car dealership business model in order to sell its Model S (and upcoming Model X and Model E) to consmuers who want something different. Still, with all the back-stabbing, Koch-sucking, and downright insanity clouding the issue these days, it can be hard to really tell who’s winning.

That’s where this handy-dandy, state-by-state infographic comes in. You can see how Tesla and Elon Musk are doing …

States Which Allow Tesla Direct Sales

… and draw what conclusions about the Tesla Dealer war along whichever North/South, Demorat/Republitard, commie/fascist battle lines you want from the data provided you like. Just do us a favor and share said conclusions in the comments section, below. Enjoy!


Source | Image: Mojomotors, via Cleantechnica.

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  • egogg
    • Yup. Wisconsin is surprising, since that Eddie Munster kid was their guy, no?

      • egogg

        I suppose there are some states where NADA has even the democratic state governments in their pocket. They’ll all break. Eventually.

        • Oh, 100% The Demorats are, often, only marginally better (if at all) than the Republitards.

          • egogg

            Two slaves of the same master, the majority of the time.

  • EN

    What is so fascinating to me about this entire controversy is how blatantly hypocritical Republicans are on this issue. The Republicans profess to being pro-business, pro-free market and anti-regulation and with this issue they are taking a stand exactly opposite.