Where can Tesla sell cars?

Updated on November 4, 2014 – Direct sales banned in AZ and WV, new service stations, superchargers and galleries opened

We saw one of the first used Tesla Model S sedans go up for sale last week and it got us thinking, where can you buy, supercharge or service a Tesla these days? We scoured the internet and bribed our design team to put it all together in a sweet infographic – enjoy!

Mojo Motors Tesla Infographic Nov 4 14Click here to download a hi-res version of this infographic. Feel free to share.

Summary

States that Ban Direct Sales: 26

States that Allow Tesla to Sell Cars: 22

States Tesla is Fighting to Overturn Ban: 2

Notes

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 TeslaMotors.com and then arrange a delivery. On March 15, 2014 Ohio passed a bill that will allow Tesla to sell its electric cars but it’s waiting to be signed into law by Governor Kasich. Read about it here.

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Best Getaway Cars

It doesn’t matter if you’re stealing precious jewels, famous artwork or cold hard cash, you need the right vehicle to make sure you and your crew getaway without any heat. Looking for a set of preowned wheels to accompany you on your next heist? We have some ideas for you.

Kjwp98You need a car that doesn’t draw attention, but still has enough power to flee the scene if things get ugly. You’ll probably need some off roading power, too. Unlike Grand Theft Auto, you can’t restart the mission when your Banshee flips over and catches fire. We’re talking IRL here, so choose wisely.


 Audi RS6

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Specialty: Going fast while looking slow.

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2015 Will See Even More Used Car Recalls (about.com)

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Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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