Do Auto Dealers Have A Future In New, Post-Pandemic World Of Electric Cars?

Pity the poor, unloved auto dealerships. If they disappeared, who would mourn their passing? Car buyers certainly wouldn’t miss the pushy salespeople, byzantine pricing, or overpriced repairs. Automakers would surely cry some crocodile tears, but they would probably be glad to adopt Tesla’s direct sales model, which gives the California carmaker complete control over how its products are presented (as well as a larger slice of the profit)

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Panasonic Expands Home Solar Offerings In High-Growth Solar States

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New Year, New You … New Tesla!

The Illinois Solar Education Association (ISEA)* is holding its annual fundraising raffle for a Tesla Model X. The Model X is an all-electric SUV that you can recharge at your home or on the road — you’ll no longer be at the mercy of fluctuating gas prices, and you’ll reduce your carbon footprint at the same time!

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Confessions of a Tesla True Believer

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Elon Musk Contributing $100 Million To Discover Carbon Capture Technology That Works

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Do Auto Dealers Have A Future In New, Post-Pandemic World Of Electric Cars?

Pity the poor, unloved auto dealerships. If they disappeared, who would mourn their passing? Car buyers certainly wouldn’t miss the pushy salespeople, byzantine pricing, or overpriced repairs. Automakers would surely cry some crocodile tears, but they would probably be glad to adopt Tesla’s direct sales model, which gives the California carmaker complete control over how its products are presented (as well as a larger slice of the profit)
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