22 Jun '13, 8pm

NY dealers try to make it illegal to register a Tesla EV via @AutoblogGreen

In more rural states, and large sprawling suburbs the dealers with strong ties to local communities can organize a lot of grass roots political support. In states like New York with more urban populations, the social media and internet plays a far more important role. In these states, Tesla has the advantage. In these communities local car dealers have far less connection to the local community, and accordingly less political influence. Tesla's message is more attractive, with people who have no personal connections, or reliance, on the success of local car dealers. It's only to be expected that legislation to help car dealers will be met with a great deal of animosity ! After all, car sales is not the most popular profession ! In contrast, Elon Musk is seen (quite rightly) as a hero. This legislation will be a real test for Tesla. On the plus side, Tesla's revival of it's...

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