Tesla Customers Need Legislators To Update Dealership Law
Brian Dear would make efforts to educate law makers and public for letting Tesla sell directly in New Mexico
Brian Dear is all interested in taking his vehicle to a service center or local dealer for availing maintenance service. If he used to own Chevy or Ford or Subaru or Toyota Motors Corporation, there are several choices in New Mexico. But Dear owns Tesla Model S, and the last time for a service, he had to drive to Scottsdale Ariz.
When that failed to work, he returned to Santa Fe and contacted Tesla Motors, and the electric vehicle maker sent its technician for picking up the automobile and brings it to Denver on a flatbed. But New Mexico is amongst those states that do not allow a car maker to offer facilities to the customers without signing an agency contract with a local dealer.
Brian is expecting to change that and has planned to educate public and the state legislators regarding the need for updating laws to better be reflective of innovations around electrically powered vehicles’ economy. He is the first to say that this would not be happening during the one month long legislative session that started last week, but he as well as other owners of Tesla vehicles would be attending events held at the Roundhouse for laying the groundwork for what according to them needed reforms.
He has some of the 50 Tesla owners who are members of his club- and not only from Albuquerque and Santa Fe, but also from Roswell and Las Cruces. The 1997 state legislation was made before the entrance of the California based automaker into the auto market and its intent was to defend local enterprises from directly battling with automakers.
But Tesla is not having dealerships, in part due to the sale of only a handful of basic models over the web, and electrically powered automobiles generally require less maintenance. Brian’s Tesla is quite artistic. It is quiet. There’s no tail pipe, no oil, no driver train and no gas task. The vehicle is a one speed automatic with 1600 pounds of battery.
The dashboard is featuring an interactive, huge display quite like an iPad. It gets connected to the AT&T cellular system at the time when there’s no Wi-Fi. The automobile is always connected to its mothership- the manufacturing center of Tesla in California, which is sending data log back and forth, making adjustments when required.
Brian stated he could drive for 260 miles between charges. When the battery is charged by him in home, its monthly cost is $50, but the company is making efforts to administer a countrywide network consisting of solar-powered charging powering facilities that could be used by car owners for free.
The biggest problem is a region like Santa Fe that is having a winter season is that a Tesla vehicle heats up in a longer time because there’s no gasoline for warming the engine.