Tom McParland, for Jalopnik:
Tesla’s direct sales model means that a dealer will never be able to sell a $35,000 Model 3 for $50,000, because out of the 276,000 people that are interested there will be at least a few hundred willing to pay the extra $15,000 to get one in their driveway.
I hadn’t thought much about this previously. But after reading McParland’s post, it’s pretty amazing that Tesla is going to do this.
I’ve heard of Porsche marking-up the upper echelon GT cars, but I hadn’t realized it was as bad as it is.
Kudos to Tesla for disrupting at all levels of the car industry—the pump and the dealership.