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Can Tesla Sell Direct and Bypass Dealers?

As we approach the end of 2016, we are going to present some of the most popular of the more than 1,500 posts that have appeared on Retailing A to Z. Today, we cover Tesla’s unique and controversial dealership program … Continue reading

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Tesla’s New $2,500 Software Download for Self-Driving

Last week, we posted about self-driving cars, asking: Is “The Self-Driving Car: Coming Tomorrow Or in 2020+?” Well, Tesla has certainly given its answer to that question. As reported by Aaron M. Kessler for the New York Times: “The updated Tesla, an … Continue reading

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Can Car Manufacturers Sell Direct and Bypass Dealers?

Tesla Motors is a U.S.-based manufacturer of upscale high-performance electric cars. As it notes at its Web site: “The Tesla Roadster hit the streets in early 2008 as a car with no equal. Four years later, over 2,300 Roadsters drive emissions-free … Continue reading

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Former Apple Retail Exec Reinvents the Car Buying Experience

As Carmine Gallo reports for Forbes, auto firms are working hard to enhance the shopping experience. An example is Tesla, a niche player in the market: “The all-electric Tesla Model S turned heads at the Detroit Auto Show. If you want … Continue reading

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