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Arizona Senate panel approved a bill giving Tesla an exemption from dealer network?

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by evme, Mar 19, 2014.

  1. evme

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    #1 evme, Mar 19, 2014
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    Even though they say it doesn´t I bet it has to do with the giga factory.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    Uh, yeah, just like how Fisker dealers really stepped up when that company went under. Not.
     
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    The bill was introduced before the gigafactory annoucement was made.
     
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    That's exactly the thought I had when I read that gem...
     
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    Well, Wilmington, Delaware's old GM plant was to be home of the Atlantis mass production and the large conglomerate auto dealership (own franchises for BMW, Volvo, GM, and Jag) became the dealer for Fisker. My wife and I test drove one before we even knew about Tesla. It was at the time when everyone knew they were going under and the price was cut 30K.
    I asked the sales person about warranty work given Fisker's financial situation and he shrugged and said they (the dealership) were responsible for service work for 5 years but conceded that they were not sure they would have access to parts....Great!

    Long of the story: I went home, googled 'electric cars'. Found the model S. Closest facility to see and test drive at the time...2+ hours away in Washington, DC.. Test drove it. Immediately ordered one and bought stock.
     
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    It was the Atlantic, not Atlantis...
     
  9. AlMc

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    :wink:
     
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    Also sank?

    ...okay back on topic lol!
     
  11. pharma5

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    Well-played.:biggrin:
     
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    My first thought, too. Second thought: Limiting Tesla to sell through franchises only would be safest way to make Tesla go belly-up. So there.
     

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