Defending the dealership model? That's a new one.
EVs barely need any maintenance, why on Earth would we want to keep dealerships? Add 10% to the price and opacity to the offerings?
No thanks. I'll take on-call service, preferably in my driveway and not designed to have 70% margins.
Ford's dealership network and their reliant on that business model is a massive liability for both them and their customers.
Edit: Not surprisingly MARKM3 marked 'disagree' on this, as he seems to be either a Ford shill, or someone employed by a legacy car dealership.