29 Aug '15, 11am

Toyota Following Tesla’s Lead, Trying Out Direct Online Sales

While the story does not specify I’ll assume this is about the US. In which case how have they got around the various state laws that were designed to protect franchised car dealerships from the franchisor competing with them on sales ? One reason given for the vehement opposition that Tesla has met with since they introduced a similar scheme was this fear the dealers have of having part of their business taken by the the manufacturer they currently sell for. This move by Toyota in the form of Scion may lead to an increase in their efforts on this front. If I may bring in a grand conspiracy theory, maybe that is what Toyota is really aiming for.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/29/toyota-following-tesl...

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