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So Where Can I Buy a Tesla?

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Not long ago Automotive News published this infographic tracking the Tesla fight state-by-state. Today, the good folks at Mojo Motors have new graphic (larger version here) with a bit more detail and asked me to share.


From the Mojo Motors blog-


States that Ban Direct Sales: 28
States that Allow Tesla to Sell Cars: 20
States Tesla is Fighting to Overturn Ban: 2


Manufacturer direct sales are banned in the red states. Tesla can have service centers, superchargers and stores and galleries in these states but cannot sell or deliver cars. For example, you can check out a Tesla at Short Hills Mall in New Jersey, but you cannot take a test drive or discuss pricing with a salesperson. If you want to purchase a car, you would have to buy at and then arrange a delivery.


There is a lot of red across the country so it seems like Tesla is in for a long fight. However, if you look at the highly populated areas they are holding ground fairly well. Also note that even through Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware ban Tesla sales, the District of Columbia is open for business. Of course a customer can purchase a Tesla in China without any stupid laws getting their way. (No, I'm not going to let that go yet)


@AutomatchTom is a professional car buying consultant, lover of all things automotive and a bit wagon obsessed. You can find more ramblings and plenty of carporn here.

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