archie_b wrote:I cannot ask any questions about purchasing or financing at this event, ....
So apparently Wisconsin has car dealer protection (franchise) laws as well. Please post if you learn how TESLA is attacking the protectionist laws there. FWIW, I've informed TESLA that though I've written letters supporting TESLA against the dealers' association, I'll be even more vocal if TESLA continues to refuse to sell parts to people that want to do repairs outside of the TESLA authorized system. (See http://cafeelectric.com/stretchla/2014/07/14/pariah/
Our Right to Repair is in jeopardy. Once a manufacturer sells a car, they have no right to interfere in the owner's use and enjoyment of the vehicle. They may refuse warranty claims, but should be required to provide parts- even if they don't like us.
Replacing a cartel with a monopoly is not in the consumer's interest.
2012 i-SE "MR BEAN" 110,300 miles
2016 KIA SOUL EV, 90 kW, 27 kWh, 34k miles
2000 Mazda Miata EV, 78 kW, 17 kWh
1983 Grumman Kurbwatt EV,170 kW, 32 kWh
1983 Mazda RX-7 EV 43 kW 10 kWh
1971 "Karmann Eclectric" EV 240 kW 19 kWh