There is no "right" to have a "franchised" dealer. That is something demanded by these laws.
Properly targeted campaign donations would almost certainly be more cost effective.
Apparently, they are not doing this or it isn't as effective as the money from local business?
State and local politicians know who elects them, and it ain't Elon Musk.
The courts are the only way for Tesla out of this bullshit.
You don't understand. Tesla is trying to sell to the public... and states are saying "You're not ready!"
No, that's not at all what the states are saying. Auto dealerships have paid politicians to pass laws that prevent direct sales because it is a threat to their business model.
It's a little computer on a project board. Nice community college electronics course project, but front page Slashdot?
Rent a Tesla for $1. This is a one-time offer. Limit one per customer. Problem solved.
I like this idea, but there must be some reason that Tesla is not doing it. Also, I think Tesla should focus on breaking these absurd laws. Tesla has shitloads of cash available from its founder, Tesla should take a "scorched earth" approach and start suing, and take all the way up.
The "troll" mod for the above post speaks miles about the current Slashdot commenters, who probably are the same people who post and consume porn over at 4chan.
Hugh Pickens is the new Roland Piquepaille.
I really could not care any less about Emma Watson or 4Chan...
Employer pays all the costs with per diem. As well, I never travel for the boss without a rental car. Seriously, no per diem, not car, I don't go.
B) Or take over.
Software developers are like fat roadies in the Rock and Roll world. If only they could walk away from the Cheetos, the world would be theirs.
Yes it is a 'shits and grins' thing, but LOTS of people know about it, and it's been going on longer than your sorry ass has probably been alive.
Really? Older than 51 years? Listen, Anon, I've worked for universities, chip fabs, and the DoD longer than you've known how to masturbate.
Go fuck yourself if your creed allows it...
It does, and I do it daily, sometimes more than once.
That's 0900 Zulu, pal.
The Ig Nobels are awarded annually by Improbable Research...
In other words, these "awards" have nothing to do with the Nobel Prize, and are essentially a "shits and grins" thing put on by some "organization" that few people have heard of?
No kidding? I saw it on the Intertubes...
So... Are you still behaving like a 14 year old? or have you matured any? Apparently not.