Pressure is mounting to allow the sales of electric vehicles directly from the manufacturer, bypassing dealerships.
First it was Tesla… fighting and winning the ability to directly sell electric cars in a number of states, including Michigan.
Now, Rivian has entered the direct-sales picture. Rivian is the electric truck-maker based in Plymouth. Rivian wants to open it’s first store in Colorado. A bill up for debate would allow direct sales of E-V’s in that state, regardless of the brand, without going thru a dealer. The bill has the support of the state’s governor. The national auto dealers association is gearing up for a fight. Tesla already sells direct in Colorado. And Tesla recently won the authority to deliver cars in Michigan, as long as buyers acquired the title in other states.