The 2017 Tesla Model 3 hasn’t made it out yet but right now it seems to have got the hiccups. The biggest of these is the fact that is some US states the vehicles of Tesla cannot be sold. This is down to car dealerships lobbying against the sale of them.
Tesla did say that they have about half a million customers waiting to get their hands on the Tesla Model 3. The vehicle is expected to be going into production during the last half of 2017. 95% of owners are going to be new to the brand name and many of them won’t have been behind the wheel of the vehicle before.
It is thought that worse still some of the customers may actually live in states where Tesla cannot sell their vehicles. This may be hard to swallow but it is true. Tesla are fighting against the ban on selling vehicles state by state.
The franchise dealer model doesn’t work with Tesla vehicles, including the Tesla Model 3. Electric vehicles usually don’t need as much servicing as other vehicles and so there isn’t the profit that dealers expect. Tesla also eliminate pricing competition due to the fact that Tesla set the price and so no dealer incentives are offered and there is no cash back deals.
Tesla do sell their vehicles straight to the customer. The customer orders and configures the Tesla Model 3 online. In states where the Tesla Model 3 cannot be sold customers have to visit the website of the company.
North Carolina and Connecticut are two US states that are trying to get Tesla vehicles banned from sale. This of course is one huge hiccup for the company who are trying to sell the Tesla Model 3 in the US.
So should the Tesla Model 3 be banned from sale in the US or should consumers be allowed to purchase it? What do you think?