The way cars are sold in the US is about to change.
As we just reported, Tesla appears to have been successful in lobbying for the New Jersey State Assembly to approve a bill that will effectively allow customers to buy their cars directly from a manufacturer. Previously, the state Motor Vehicle Commission voted to block Tesla from selling its cars without having a franchised dealer network in place. New Jersey isn’t the only state caught up in the Tesla dealership controversy, but the new law is bound to set a precedent for other states.
This has some very powerful people concerned. Perhaps they’re even scared. Who exactly? The National Automobile Dealers Association. So what to do? Start a campaign highlighting the benefits of dealer franchises. Check out the video ahead to see how NADA attempts to set the record straight.